Plaintiff presented to the defendant OB/GYN for outpatient laparoscopic surgery to remove an ovary. During the surgery, the defendant discovered extensive adhesions, which made the surgery much more complicated and difficult. The surgeon ultimately perforated her colon during the procedure. Plaintiff argued that given her medical condition, the removal of the ovary should not have been attempted laparoscopically and, once the surgeon encountered the adhesions, he should have converted to an “open”procedure. Further, the plaintiff maintained that defendant failed to timely recognize that he perforated her colon, resulting in severe infection.
The jury found the defendant to be negligent in his care and treatment of plaintiff, and awarded her $437,438.00 in compensation for past medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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