$16.1 million for surgical error due to malpractice

DeHart

Where did the incident take place?

Medical treatment was rendered at Prompt Medical Care clinic in Merrillville and Methodist Hospital in Merrillville.

Who was involved in the incident?

Venustiano Borromeo, M.D.- doctor at the Prompt Medical Clinic who treated DeHart for low back pain for five months

K.V. Pillay, M.D.- neurosurgeon who performed spinal surgery on DeHart

What was the cause?

Dr. Borromeo failed to timely diagnose DeHart’s spinal tumor.

Dr. Pillay performed the spinal surgery to remove the tumor and instead negligently removed the nerve roots leading from DeHart’s spine to her lower extremities, rendering her a permanent paraplegic.

Who do you feel is at fault?

Dr. Borromeo and Dr. Pillay

What did Kenneth J. Allen Law Group do to prepare for this case?

Because this was a medical malpractice case in Indiana, the case had to be presented to the Medical Review Panel before it could go before a jury.

Any other pertinent information you’d prefer to share?

Click here to read the NWI times story on this case

 

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