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Injuries: wrongful death
Plaintiff, a 66 year old woman, entered the emergency room with complaints of left calf pain, recent onset of blisters around her left ankle, and indications of dehydration. The plaintiff had undergone a surgical procedure on her foot known as a Hammer Toe Release three days earlier. Lab results suggested that the patient was in acute renal failure and was suffering from a systemic infection ("sepsis"). Neither the patient nor her family members were informed of the lab values or their significance. The plaintiff was released from the hospital and told to follow up with her podiatrist. Two days later, the plaintiff died of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome ("SIRS") Secondary to an Infectious Process with Organ Failure and Septic Shock. The case settled during mediation by attorney Jason Konvicka for $650,000.