Florida Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp settles medical malpractice case against hospital and doctor
July 30, 2008 -- The lieutenant governor of Florida, Jeff Kottkamp, arrived at a settlement agreement in his medical malpractice lawsuit against Lee Memorial Hospital. The settlement terms remain confidential, but the traumatic details of his hospital experience are now public.
According to the charges in the malpractice lawsuit, Kottkamp sustained physical injuries and a fungal infection after undergoing heart surgery at Lee Memorial Hospital in Southwest Florida. His lawsuit alleges that the improper maintenance of the hospital roof caused mold to enter the operating room, resulting in a serious internal infection.
Doctors had to place Kottkamp in an induced coma for several weeks so multiple surgeries could be performed to scrape mold from his chest. He then underwent several reconstructive surgeries to repair his chest cavity and replace a deteriorated sternum.Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. – We’re here for you . . .
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