A family history of uterine cancer prompted the patient to seek a hysterectomy.
Andrew I. Kaplan, Esq
Plaintiff alleged that excessive force from implementing the vacuum resulted in intracranial hemorrhage and subdural hematoma.
The plaintiff alleged that the infant’s injuries were caused by traumatic damage during delivery; specifically, from the vacuum extractor. The plaintiff’s argument was that when the vacuum extractor pulled on the infant’s head it caused damage, evidenced by the intraventricular bleed.
Despite counseling, a patient is reluctant to follow her MFM specialist's advice.
During laparoscopic hysterectomy, injury to adjacent organs is a known complication. But the inability to explain the mechanism of surgery and the complications that occur postoperatively often make risks difficult to defend in court.