A jury in Washington County, West Virginia awarded a couple $564,000 last week in a medical malpractice lawsuit that was filed against a Hagerstown, Maryland surgeon for complications after breast reconstruction surgery.

The jury stated that Dr. Aryeh Herrera was negligent when he deviated from standards of care when he did the surgery on Feb. 22, 2011. They further found that the doctor’s negligence resulted in injuries to the patient, and that he did not obtain informed consent from the patient.

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The woman had a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery 20 years ago and had necrosis of breast tissue. Herrera operated on her in 2010 and in 2011, but the surgery caused breast deformities and other issues.

The jury found that Herrera did not tell Eldridge that she had a higher risk for tissue necrosis due to her medical history.

Medical malpractice cases are quite common and can lead to devastating consequences for the patient. Our legal team often represents people who have been the victim of medical malpractice, and we try to secure them the largest settlement possible for their pain and suffering.

We had a client with chronic pelvic pain, and it was decided that a laparoscopic hysterectomy. During the procedure, her bowel was perforated, which caused a severe infection. We were able to show that the doctor was negligent, and we obtained a $750,000 settlement.