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Duffy & Duffy PLLC Obtains $2.95M Settlement for Patient Who Suffered a Pulmonary Embolism and Sudden Death

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Plaintiff, a retired 49-year-old-married woman with two kids, claimed that the defendants failed to provide postoperative anticoagulation therapy following surgery for a right ankle fracture. One week following her right ankle surgery, plaintiff developed deep vein thrombosis, which led to a pulmonary embolism and sudden death. The defendants claimed that it was not the standard of care to give anticoagulation therapy postoperatively, given the plaintiff’s age and type of surgery that she had. There was no settlement offer prior to jury selection. The case settled for $2.95 million after jury selection and immediately prior to opening statements.

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