Huge Verdict in St. Catherine's MRSA Trial
Written By: Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP
The jury awarded $3.25 million in damages in the St. Catherine's MRSA trial that concluded last week. The Plaintiff underwent an operation on her colon and was subsequently diagnosed with a MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infection. This infection went untreated for quite some time, ultimately requiring three surgeries and leading to a tremendous amount of pain and suffering. Unfortunately the surgeries could not repair all the damage done to her abdominal wall and her pain and suffering continues to this day.
The Suffolk County jury found that Dr. Alfred Lieffrig had failed to order antibiotics for the Plaintiff; failed to consult with an Infectious Disease expert; failed to surgically drain the infected wound; and discharged our client with a chronic wound without scheduling a follow-up appointment.
Thomas Giuffra was the attorney handling the trial for our firm, and this recent verdict only adds to his already impressive track record of results. Contact the experienced attorneys at Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP for a free consultation with an experienced MRSA attorney.