New York Personal Injury Attorneys
SPBMCC Member Eleni Coffinas Recovers $1.6 Million in Wrongful Death Case
On April 12, 2023, SPBMCC Member Eleni Coffinas successfully recovered $1.6 million for the family of a man who received improper aftercare following surgery and died.
60-Year-Old Man Receives Improper Aftercare and Dies Following Surgery
In 2019, a 60-year-old man presented to the defendant’s New York Presbyterian Allen Hospital with abdominal issues and was correctly diagnosed with having a small bowel obstruction that required surgery. Following the surgery, the patient was not recovering as he should have been, and five days later, a CT scan showed that a small bowel obstruction remained. The defendants consistently documented a non-treatable ileus, a non-mechanical decrease or stoppage of the flow of intestinal contents. However, the blockage was a small bowel obstruction, which can and should be treated surgically.
Lack of Surgical Intervention Leads to Death
Due to the delay in treatment, the patient had a bowel perforation, became septic, and died at the age of 60, even though timely surgery would have saved his life.
Eleni Coffinas Represents the Plaintiff’s Family
As a result of her delayed diagnosis, the plaintiff’s wife sought representation at SPBMCC, where Eleni Coffinas was the trial attorney. Coffinas settled the case for $1.6 million in Bronx Supreme Court to compensate for the delayed diagnosis that led to the patient’s wrongful death.
Learn More About Eleni Coffinas
With abundant experience in medical malpractice law, Eleni Coffinas is a powerful advocate for individuals impacted by negligent healthcare providers and has helped her clients obtain multimillion-dollar settlements. In addition, Ms. Coffinas specializes in medical malpractice cases, including birth injuries, delayed diagnoses, and surgical and cardiac cases. To learn more about Eleni Coffinas, click here.