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Top Trial Attorney Eleni Coffinas Recovers $1,500,000 in Kings County Medical Malpractice Case

November 19, 2021 in

In a Kings County court on September 30th, 2021, firm Partner and top trial attorney Eleni Coffinas obtained a settlement amounting to $1,500,000 for a woman whose breast cancer metastasized after a six-month delay in her radiation treatment.




Surgical Injury Delays Plaintiff’s Radiation Therapy By Six Weeks, Cancer Recurs


The plaintiff was a 40-year-old single mother of three children under the age of 18. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she underwent a left breast mastectomy. During the procedure, she suffered an injury that resembled a burn; this complication delayed her radiation treatment for six weeks, as her doctors asserted that the injury needed to heal. The plaintiff later went on to experience a cancer recurrence—her cancer ultimately metastasized, resulting in a Stage 4 diagnosis. 


Coffinas Successfully Recovers $1,500,000 Settlement


The plaintiff sought out legal representation through SPBMCC, and top medical malpractice attorney Eleni Coffinas took on the case. During the litigation, Coffinas argued that the six-week delay in starting treatment put her plaintiff at a higher risk of recurrence. The defendant argued that the plaintiff had triple-negative breast cancer, a very aggressive form of cancer that carries a serious prognosis, and asserted that no malpractice was committed during the surgery as the injury was a risk of the procedure.


Ultimately, during the defendant’s Examination Before Trial, both sides agreed to settle the case for $1,500,000, which would go towards the plaintiff’s pain and suffering. 

Contact the Medical Malpractice Team at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. 


The attorneys at SPBMCC have decades of experience securing deserved settlements for victims of medical malpractice and medical negligence. To learn more about firm Partner and medical malpractice litigation leader Eleni Coffinas and her remarkable track-record of settlements and verdicts, click here.

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