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Firm Partner Eleni Coffinas Secures One Million Dollar Settlement for Medical Malpractice Victim

June 3, 2021 in

On April 9, 2021, top trial advocate Eleni Coffinas continued her streak of successful results when she obtained a one million dollar settlement for a medical malpractice victim who suffered complications from a laparoscopic hysterectomy. 


Plaintiff Suffers Bowel Injuries From Laparoscopic Procedure


In 2015, a 65-year-old single, retired school teacher underwent a routine laparoscopic hysterectomy. During the procedure, her bowel was injured and medical professionals did not discover the injury for six days. Due to complications, the doctors had to perform an exploratory laparotomy to detect the injury.


The exploratory laparotomy discovered that the plaintiff would need a bowel resection. Doctors performed the resection and the victim required an ileostomy bag for 7 months. The plaintiff then underwent a third surgery, which removed the ileostomy bag. She has not experienced any complications since the third surgery, although she is at risk for small bowel obstructions. These obstructions may come from adhesions caused by the complexity of multiple surgeries.


Firm Partner Eleni Coffinas Obtains One Million Dollar Settlement to Relieve Plaintiff’s Financial Burdens


The plaintiff consulted SPBMCC medical malpractice litigation leader Eleni Coffinas to obtain compensation for her pain and suffering. Firm Partner Eleni Coffinas successfully negotiated with the defendant’s team and reached a settlement of one million dollars. The settlement will relieve the financial stress of the plaintiff’s past surgeries and potential future medical procedures associated with her complication. 


Learn more about SPBMCC Medical Malpractice Litigation Leader Eleni Coffinas 


Eleni Coffinas has been with the firm since 1993. She has extensive experience in trial litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Eleni has obtained several seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice cases To learn more about Eleni Coffinas and her notable settlements, click here.

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