Woman’s hysterectomy leads to medical malpractice lawsuit

Thursday April 30, 2015

When a person goes to see a doctor, he or she trusts that the right treatment will be provided. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Due to a doctor’s negligence — or the negligence of other medical staff — the patient’s condition is made worse. When this occurs, the patient and his or her family do have a right to seek compensation from those responsible.

A woman in a southwest state has filed a lawsuit alleging malpractice against a medical clinic and two doctors. According to the lawsuit, damages are sought in excess of $50,000.

The woman had a laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy late in 2012, according to the lawsuit. When the surgery was completed, the woman was in severe pain. Allegedly, the nurses noted that this was not common.

The pain continued for several months. The woman had a CT scan ordered by one of the defendants. When the results were in, the doctor told the woman that her pubic bone was scraped by a retractor used during her surgery. Additionally, the doctor told the woman that she had osteititis pubic and that there was a possible infection present.

According to the lawsuit, the woman alleges that her pain and suffering, as well an inability to walk at times, was due to the surgeon’s negligence. She also seeks compensation for medical expenses, mental anguish and physical impairment.

Medical malpractice cases are usually very complex and do require a thorough knowledge of the law in Connecticut. Failure to meet required deadlines — for example the statute of limitations — can end up with the case getting thrown out. Therefore, trust your case to an attorney who is experienced in such situations.

Source: The Southeast Texas Record, “Woman alleges malpractice over hysterectomy,” Carol Ostrow, April. 20, 2015

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