Neurosurgeon Removes Too Much Brain Tissue Leaving Young Girl in Vegetative State

This young girl went into a persistent vegetative state after a neurosurgeon performed a two-staged resection of a pilocytic astrocytoma, a brain tumor that occurs predominantly in children and involves the midline, basal, and posterior fossa structures. It is, in general, considered a benign and very treatable tumor of childhood. This tumor was located within the client’s thalamus. Following the second stage of this surgery, the client did not awaken, and it was determined that the surgeon had mistakenly removed extensive tissue from the child’s midbrain and pons. Rosen Louik & Perry, malpractice lawyers of Pittsburgh, represented the victim in court. This case settled, after six days of trial, for $8,000,000.00.

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