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Medically Complex GYN Patient Alleges Unnecessary Surgery Caused Complications

January 5, 2015

The Case

The plaintiff had been a long-standing patient of the gynecologist who had previously performed her C-Section, cyst removal, and hysterectomy.  She also had a history of hernia repair with mesh reinforcement around that same time period. In addition to her surgical history, the patient was medically complicated, suffering from diabetes, palpitations and mitral valve prolapse. When she …

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