Lisa Arrowood and Raymond Ausrotas Achieve $1.75 Million Settlement in Gastric Bypass Case



Lisa G. Arrowood and Raymond P. Ausrotas reached a settlement of $1.75 Million on behalf of the estate of a 63-year-old woman who died due to complications from gastric bypass surgery. Following her initial surgery, the woman began to experience constant nausea and vomiting.  Three additional exploratory operations by the defendant doctor were completed but he failed to discover that he had mis-attached a medical device during her initial procedure. As a result, for almost three years the decedent withstood constant nausea, vomiting up to 12 times per day, chills, fever, dizziness, and lightheadedness. She frequently suffered from aspiration pneumonia. Three years later, the incorrect surgical attachment was discovered by a subsequent treating physician. However, within two months of that surgery, the woman passed away as a direct and proximate result of her previous injuries. The claim was settled at mediation before discovery was commenced.


For more information, read the complete Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Settlement Report.