2008: $4,366,000 – Failed Catheter Ablation

About this Case

2008: $4,366,000 verdict arising from a failed catheter ablation to correct a non-life threatening arrhythmia in a 39 year old mother of three. Attorney Gonthier-Kiely secured a hat trick by proving negligence, breach of contract and lack of informed consent in connection with a last minute switch from the triple board certified Chief of Electrophysiology to a foreign trained, inexperienced electrophysiologist with no board certifications, who failed to recognize the warning signs that the heart conduction system was being damaged and continued to administer radiofrequency, resulting in permanent heart block and the need for permanent pacemaker.