After undergoing stomach surgery, an elderly woman suffered serious injuries to her stomach, colon, and abdomen. After a second surgery, the woman was informed by her doctor that the previous doctor had made a serious medical mistake. The mistake was the cause of her injuries in the stomach, colon, and abdomen. Initially the first surgeon denied any wrongdoing, but after hiring Harrell & Nowak, the liability was proven, and the doctor and state compensation fund entered into a settlement for the maximum amount provided by Louisiana law in medical malpractice cases. A $500,000 settlement occurred.
If you or a family member are hurt by a surgical mistake or surgery error, you need to contact a skilled medical malpractice lawyer. Harrell & Nowak has assisted many families. Partner Shirin Harrell is a nurse and a lawyer, so she brings a unique set of skills and experience to all medical malpractice injuries. Call if you would like a free consultation.