A New York County Defense Verdict for Robert Deutsch

July 2016 – Mr. Deutsch and his litigation team for received a successful defense verdict in New York County. The plaintiff presented to hospital with acute abdominal pain. A CT scan showed either perforated gastric ulcer or perforated gastric neoplasm. A subsequent EGD demonstrated a suspected gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST); biopsies during the EGD were negative for cancer. The defendant recommended surgery to remove the suspected GIST and consent was obtained for laparoscopic removal of GIST vs. laparotomy with antrectomy. Intraoperative EGD revealed no GIST and intraoperative biopsies were again negative for cancer. However, during the course of surgery, the

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