New York Personal Injury Attorneys
SPBMCC Attorneys Recover $2,250,000 for the Family of a Medical Malpractice Victim
On March 22, 2021, SPBMCC attorneys Eleni Coffinas and Elyssa Shifren reached a settlement totaling $2,250,000 for the family of a medical malpractice victim. The plaintiff, a 54-year-old mother of two adult children, passed away after defendants failed to diagnose her rare malignant spinal tumor.
About the Case
After complaining of leg pain, foot pain and numbness, the plaintiff underwent treatment with various physicians at different reputable institutions. None of the physicians recognized that her symptoms were caused by a malignant tumor in her spine. By the time her doctors properly diagnosed her tumor over one year later, her cancer was Stage IV with which she had developed lung metastasis. She fought for a year and a half before succumbing to her disease.
About the Settlement
The plaintiff’s family began working with Eleni Coffinas, Elizabeth Montesano, and Elyssa Shifren, a team of medical malpractice attorneys at SPBMCC, to seek justice for her death, which may have been prevented if her condition had been diagnosed in a timely manner. The defendants moved to dismiss the case against them. However, SPBMCC attorneys on the case defeated these motions, and reached a settlement during a private mediation for a total of $2,250,000.
The settlement award will go towards supporting the plaintiff’s surviving family members and alleviating much of the financial burden associated with medical expenses and funeral costs. While a monetary settlement could never replace a loved one, this substantial reward will help support the plaintiff’s family financially as they navigate the grieving process.
About the Firm
Our firm has dedicated litigation support teams with a drive to seek justice for victims of medical malpractice. We vigorously represent those who have suffered at the hands of negligent doctors, including individuals who have been misdiagnosed or experienced a delay in diagnosis that led to the worsening of their condition. You can learn more about our medical malpractice attorneys and philosophy here. If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a medical or emergency room error, please contact our firm by calling (212)-732-9000 or by filling out a form here for a free consultation.