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Seth Kirschbaum Secures Defense Verdict in Suffolk County

In February 2006, Seth Kirschbaum obtained a favorable verdict on behalf of his defendant gastroenterologist after a two week trial in Supreme Court Suffolk County before Judge Thomas Whelan. The plaintiff, a woman in her early 70ies, alleged that the defendant negligently performed a colonoscopy resulting in a perforation of her colon, a laparotomy to repair the damage, and the requirement of wearing a colostomy bag for the rest of her life. The jury returned a verdict on behalf of the defendant, finding that the procedure was performed correctly and that the perforation occurred as a known complication of the procedure.