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Woman suffered stroke, blindness after vein surgery – $1.35 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 67-year-old woman who had a mechanical mitral heart valve implanted in 2013. Patients with these devices are at high risk for stroke and typically require lifelong anticoagulation – or blood thinning – therapy to prevent clot formation. The plaintiff in this case took daily doses of Coumadin. Her Coumadin therapy was ...