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Indiana Medical Malpractice Lawyers Win Again

Mar 15, 2011 | Firm News, Informed Consent

The Indiana medical malpractice attorneys at Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C. received a $750,000.50 verdict in Fort Wayne, Indiana on March 10, 2011. It was the third verdict won by the firm in the past seven weeks.

The case, Brad & Tiffany Kelly v. Ashok Kadambi, M.D., involved a patient who was treated by an endocrinologist for hyperthyroidism. The patient was told by the endocrinologist that surgery was the only option for treating the disease. In reality, the condition could have been treated with radioactive iodine. Radioactive iodine is a safe and effective treatment for hyperthyroidism and is the treatment of choice in the United States because it avoids the risks and expense of surgery.

In reliance on the endocrinologist’s statement that surgery was his only option, the patient underwent the surgery and suffered severe complications. His vocal cords were paralyzed, leaving him with permanent voice and breathing impairments. He brought suit alleging that the endocrinologist had failed to obtain his informed consent by not providing accurate information regarding the alternatives to surgery.

The case was tried by Barbara Germano and Jerry Garau. The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C. are available to assist you with any potential malpractice claims.