Farinksky v. Bernstein M.D., Gettle, M.D., and Carondelet Health Network
Neurosurgeon Ronald Bernstein, M.D., performed a right occipital craniotomy to remove a tumor (acoustic neuroma). With little brain surgery experience, the surgeon removed portions of healthy brain tissue (mostly cerebellar) instead of removing the tumor. The patient was left in a state of quadriplegia and died two months later.
Settlements were obtained with all three defendants, with covenants not to disclose the terms of the settlement agreements.