A medical malpractice case involving a Connecticut surgical error was tried before a jury. The trial jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff for a total of $1.8 million. $1.3 was for non-economic damages, and $310,000 for the plaintiff’s husband’s loss of consortium.
The plaintiff, at the time 28 years old, started having pelvic discomfort in 2011. Throughout 2011, even though she sought treatment, her pelvic discomfort became increasingly worse. The hospital told her she needed surgery and provided a surgeon that had been practicing for 18 months after her residency at the time of surgery. One of her fallopian tubes had pockets of pus from an infection.
During the surgery, the doctor cut the wrong fallopian tube. Because of this negligence, the plaintiff was left unable to conceive children at the age of 28.
Surgical errors can cause life long disabilities. They can also be difficult cases. If you believe you have been injured by a surgical error, then you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible.