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$750,000 Dialysis Injury

Our client was a lovely 15 year-old girl who suffered from kidney failure and required dialysis several times a week. During a dialysis treatment, the catheter was misplaced into our client’s retroperitoneal cavity, resulting in a major bleed which required surgical intervention. Although the plaintiff eventually recovered, she sustained abdominal scarring as a result of the surgery. (Later, she received a kidney transplant and no longer required dialysis.) A lawsuit was brought against the hospital and physician who administered the dialysis and it was settled before trial for $750,000.