Legally Speaking

Legally Speaking: Did contraindicated hysterectomy lead to HIT and limb loss?

June 11, 2020

The patient had a history of fibroid uterus and dilated pelvic vessels in the left adnexal region, obscuring the left ovary. On April 2, 2014, the patient was seen as a gyn outpatient at the clinic by Defendant OB. The patient complained it caused her urinary tract irritative symptoms and back pain. An MRI was ordered for evaluation. A 9.9cm exophytic fibroid arising from the posterior uterine body with focal cystic degeneration was seen.

Legally Speaking: Uterine rupture

June 19, 2018

A patient filed a lawsuit on behalf of her child alleging negligence by her obstetrician in delaying the delivery when she was in the hospital contracting and had severe abdominal pain. Thus, her uterus was allowed to rupture, which caused the child’s severe brain injury. Plus more malpractice cases.

Legally Speaking: Patient sues after wrong ovary removed

December 27, 2016

This case illustrates the importance of obtaining informed consent for any procedure.