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Settlement reached in Mercer County medical malpractice case

The medical malpractice lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. have reached a settlement for a case that left an 87 year old Mercer County woman with no kidneys. This 87 year old woman went to UPMC Horizon in Farrell, Pennsylvania to have a cancerous kidney removed and the operation left her without both kidneys. As a result of the surgery, this 87 year old woman was on dialysis the rest of her life.

The medical malpractice attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. used the expert testimony of a renowned urologist, a nephrologist, and an internal medicine doctor to show that the surgeon operating on the 87 year old Mercer County woman breached the standard of care. Because of this, settlement was reached with the surgeon, the surgeon's assistant, and UPMC Horizon for $450,000.

In order to show how the standard of care was breached and demonstrate it to a layman, the medical malpractice lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. used 3D image technology of the patient's CT scans. They also conducted thorough research into the proper procedure of a nephrectomy (removal of cancerous kidney) and thorough medical record examination to compare proper procedure to what was done in this case.

It is critical that you find an experienced attorney to advocate for you if the standard of care has been breached during your medical treatment. If you or someone you know have been injured as the result of medical malpractice, call the medical malpractice attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. at 800-777-4081 today.

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