$1 million settlement for complications of cardiac catheterization

A man who suffered bladder and bowel damage, along with mild cognitive difficulties, has settled his claims for $1 million against the cardiologist who performed a cardiac catheterization without checking his anticoagulation levels. During the procedure, the man suffered a blood clot, which resulted in a cardiac arrest and the need for an intra-balloon pump, intubation, temporary pacemaker and a prolonged CCU hospitalization. Crowe & Mulvey was prepared to prove that the man’s anticoagulation was inadequate, and that he should have been given heparin before the catheterization, which would have prevented clotting. He suffers permanent neurological damages consisting of bladder and bowel difficulties as well as difficulty with gait and memory loss.