Defense Verdict in Waterbury, Connecticut
Heidi M. Cilano and Nancy Marini obtained a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case pending in Waterbury, Connecticut Complex Litigation Docket on behalf of our client, a urogynecologist on January 20, 2016. The plaintiff made claims of lack of informed consent, negligent misrepresentation and intentional misrepresentation arising out of the use of transvaginal mesh utilized during surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. The plaintiff’s husband brought a claim for loss of consortium.The plaintiff claimed permanent injuries including mesh erosion, mesh contraction, inflammation, scar tissue, dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse), blood loss, blood transfusions, two large pelvic hematomas, neuropathic and other acute and chronic nerve damage and pain, pudendal nerve damage, obturator nerve damage, pelvic floor damage, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, and severe shock to her entire nervous system which required that she undergo intensive medical treatment including multiple operations to locate and remove mesh, operations to attempt to repair pelvic organs, tissue and nerve damage and the use of pain control and other medications, injections into various areas of the spine, pelvis, left leg and vagina. The plaintiff also claimed severe physical and emotional distress, extreme pain and suffering, embarrassment, limitations of activities, scaring, inconvenience, disability, and the inability to perform daily activities. The plaintiff claimed over $300,000.00 in medical specials/bills. The plaintiffs made claims of products liability against two mesh manufacturers and the hospital in which the surgery was performed. All of the codefendants settled prior to trial leaving the physician as the only defendant.
Through their client’s testimony and pointed and aggressive cross examination of the plaintiffs and the plaintiffs’ experts, Attorney Cilano and Attorney Marini established that our client obtained informed consent, had properly informed the plaintiff of the risks, benefits and alternatives of the surgery performed and provided accurate representations of known facts.