$7,000,000 Settlement for Catastrophic Internal Injuries Caused by Failed Radio Frequency Ablation Procedure
The Plaintiff was a 63 year old male diagnosed with a suspicious kidney mass. His urologist referred him to a hospital interventional radiology department for consultation regarding the mass. The interventional radiologists recommended the mass by biopsied and eliminated using radiofrequency ablation. The interventional radiologist negligently performed the ablation procedure causing a perforation to the plaintiff’s colon and duodenum. This led to catastrophic injuries including the loss of function to both kidneys, massive infections, damage to his heart , multiple fistulas and other injuries. The interventional radiologists and hospital denied any negligence. The case settled for $7,000,000 shortly before trial.