A West Virginia woman and her husband were given the maximum amount that was allowed by the state for a medical malpractice suit which totals $672,681.67. The couple filed a lawsuit against the United States after the victim, 24 years-old at the time, underwent a hysterectomy that was not necessary. The doctor who was in charge of the surgery is employed by a federally-funded clinic and is why the lawsuit was placed against the U.S. After giving birth to her first child, the victim experienced heavy vaginal bleeding after having a c-section. The victim signed a consent form for a dilation and curettage and a possible hysterectomy with the assumption it would not be needed. She expressed to her doctor that she intended to have more children. The first procedure did not work and the doctor performed the hysterectomy without exercising several other procedures and options first. The victim has suffered severe emotional pain, hormonal changes, early menopause and marital strain.
This victim will no longer be able to become pregnant and had a chance of keeping her uterus and fertility if the doctor would have followed standard procedures. Now she is suffering due to this doctor not taking the time to perform additional tests before performing the hysterectomy. Anyone who is in stable condition, has stable vital signs and no sign of instability should not be given a life altering surgery without other options being exercised. Any injuries that are caused from lack of care from medical staff is unnerving and uncalled for. Every medical professional is expected to perform a certain level of care within the health care system they work for. When this level is not reached and injuries or unnecessary procedures are performed, the patient suffers. Anyone who has experienced this level of care should contact an attorney immediately. No one should suffer inadequate medical care and injuries due to malpractice. An attorney can assist you with your suit and recover the costs and damages you deserve.
The attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, are based in St. Louis and specialize in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. They know firsthand how stressful malpractice cases can be and communicate with the client throughout the whole process. We want to help our clients reach a maximum settlement for the injuries and suffering. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation and let us help you today.