$6 Million Jury Verdict in Death of Patient Whose Doctor Chose Not to Remove Polyp during Colonoscopy

Benjamin Serico was 58 years old when he underwent a colonoscopy done by a colorectal surgeon, Dr. Robert Rothberg. Dr. Rothberg informed Serico that the test did not reveal any signs of colon cancer.

Two years later, Serico was diagnosed with having metastatic colon cancer; despite a treatment plan, Serico later died of the cancer. He had been an assistant professor and was survived by his wife and two sons.

The Serico family sued Dr. Rothberg, claiming that his choosing not to remove a polyp during the colonoscopy procedure and then failing to properly perform the test, led to the late diagnosis of cancer. The jury’s verdict was $6 million in favor of the estate of Serico and his wife for the wrongful death and medical malpractice.

The attorney representing the Serico family was Bruce Nagel.

Serico v. Robert Rothberg, No. ESXL-003566-11 (N.J. Super Ct. Essex County, Oct. 14, 2015).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling misdiagnosis of cancer cases, medical negligence cases, birth trauma injury cases and nursing home abuse cases for individuals and families who have been injured or killed by the negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years, in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas including, Lake Forest, Naperville, River Forest, River Grove, Norridge, Park Ridge, Northbrook, Wheeling, Prospect Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Chicago Ridge, Oak Forest, Palos Hills, Hickory Hills, Justice and Blue Island, Ill.

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