In June 2007, eight-year-old Shelbey Bomkamp underwent a procedure to have her spleen removed at St. Mary’s Hospital, in Madison, Wisconsin. Court documents stated that Dr. Leonard Go used a blender-like device to remove her spleen causing internal injuries. As a result, Shelbey now has permanent brain injuries and can no longer speak. She requires round the clock care and a feeding tube.
Dr. Go stated that he had never used the device before and did not inform Shelbey’s parents that he would be using it during her procedure. The $17.3 million settlement is the largest settlement ever awarded in Dane County.
recently named in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyer's In America, David Mittleman has been representing seriously injured people since 1985. A partner with Church Wyble PC—a division of Grewal Law PLLC—Mr. Mittleman and his partners focus on medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accidents, slip and falls, nursing home injury, pharmacy/pharmacist negligence and disability claims.