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Client Awarded Over $387,000 for Surgical Injury

Gentry Locke for the Plaintiff.

Tazewell County Circuit Court

Our client underwent a hysterectomy performed by an OB/GYN in July 2008 which resulted in a vesico-vaginal fistula. This caused her to continuously leak urine. The same OB/GYN who performed the hysterectomy tried to correct the fistula surgically, but the surgery failed due to improper technique and not having the appropriate specialist assist with the surgery. Our client leaked urine constantly for the next 6 months until a urologist repaired the fistula. Our client filed suit against the OB/GYN and her professional corporation. The jury deliberated for approximately one hour before returning a verdict for our client in the amount of $387,000 plus prejudgment interest from July 31, 2008 on $300,000 of the verdict.

Status of the case:

Judgment for our client. The final order has been entered in the case and the Defendants paid the judgment amount.

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