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$2.6 Million Awarded In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against UMass Memorial

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A medical malpractice lawsuit brought by Jorge Rosado against Dr. Richard A. Perugini and UMass Memorial Medical Group has been decided with a $2.6 million verdict in favor of Rosado.

Jorge Rosado filed the lawsuit after having a laparoscopic hernia operation in July, 2004. Over the follow five months, Rosado underwent eight surgeries to repair damage caused by mishandling of a surgical tack, and ended up suffering more internal tears, hernias and serious infection. Because of the complications and surgeries, Rosado was left with severe stomach scaring and a lifelong increased risk of adhesions, which could cause further bowel obstructions requiring surgery.

Though defense witnesses testified that Perugini gave appropriate care, however, Dr. Steven I. Cohen of Providence said that Perugini should have monitored the placement of the tacks, and that the tack would not have fallen from the lining of the stomach to the small bowel if it had been properly sutured. Cohen also  stated that if Perugini had provided proper care and treatment, Rosado’s complications could have been avoided.

The jury deliberated nine hours and awarded Rosado $2 million for pain and suffering and scarring, $586,344 for medical expenses and $17,880 for his 40 weeks of lost wages. disclaimer: This article: $2.6 Million Awarded In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against UMass Memorial was posted on Monday, June 20th, 2011 at 9:05 pm at and is filed under Medical Malpractice Lawsuits.

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