Contact Us

Medical Malpractice
*    Denotes required field.

   * First Name 

   * Last Name 

   * Email 


Cell Phone 

Street Address 

Zip Code 



   * Please describe your case:

For verification purposes, please answer the below question:

No Yes, I agree to the Parker Waichman LLP disclaimers. Click here to review.

Yes, I would like to receive the Parker Waichman LLP monthly newsletter, InjuryAlert.

please do not fill out the field below.

$5.1M For Surgical Screw-Up

Jun 10, 2005 | AP A jury awarded $5.1 million to a man who went to a hospital for emergency surgery to remove his appendix and ended up brain damaged and in a vegetative state.

The mother of Anthony Arachikavitz, 43, of Pahrump, Nev., sued Akron General Medical Center and several doctors in Summit County Common Pleas Court on behalf of her son. The hospital reached a confidential settlement with the family last year.

After three weeks of trial before Judge Brenda Burnham Unruh and nearly three days of deliberation, the jury on Tuesday deadlocked on one doctor's liability but awarded damages against Dr. Michael Labode and his company, Anesthesiology Associates of Akron.

Arachikavitz went to the hospital on Dec. 16, 2001, after complaining of abdomen pain for three days. Following surgery, he was in a recovery room where he showed signs of breathing problem. After being moved to a private room, he lost consciousness and suffered brain damage.

Related articles Other articles
Parker Waichman Accolades And Reviews Best Lawyers Find Us On Avvo