A colonoscopy that resulted in a 62-year-old man having more than two feet of his colon removed because of perforations resulted in a $2 million verdict against two doctors who cared for the plaintiff in 2008.
The 12-member Philadelphia jury deliberated for eight hours over two days before finding Oct. 14 that Dr. Michael Resnick, who performed the colonoscopy on Richard McCade, was 60 percent negligent for McCade’s perforated colon and resulting surgeries. The jury found Dr. Lawrence M. Wald was 40 percent negligent for allegedly further perforating McCade’s colon during follow-up procedures to fix subsequent complications from the initial tear.
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