Posted: October 18, 2014

 The law firm won a $16 million settlement for the family of a 57-year-old endodontist who suffered brain damage in a medical malpractice case. The injury occurred because of an improperly managed ventricular fibrillation following bypass surgery. The patient's bypass operation was successful but two days he later suffered the heart problem caused by a clot from a bypass graft. Six minutes passed before nurses in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at a Philadelphia-are hospital performed CPR while they waited for a doctor to arrive. The doctor was able to revive the patient but it was too late to prevent moderate brain damage. Other details of the settlement were confidential. The case was handled by Kline & Specter attorneys Shanin Specter, Regan Safier and Gary Zakeosian.