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Woman seeks $10 million in damages in medical malpractice suit

Medical workers in Oregon and across the United States are trusted to care for literally thousands of patients each day. However, in today's world of health care, many doctors and nurses are forced to work long hours and are short staffed. This can contribute to mistakes and negligence during medical procedures. Tragically, when surgeons and physicians are careless and make errors during procedures, the patient has to live with the consequences. A lawsuit was recently filed in another state, citing medical malpractice after a physician allegedly caused permanent damage to a patient.

The lawsuit claims that a physician wrongly inserted an IUD-like device during surgery in the plaintiff. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff required surgery to remove uterine fibroids, and before the end of the surgery, the physician inserted a birth control device into the plaintiff. The plaintiff alleges that she told the physician that she wanted to remain fertile and did not want the device.

Allegedly, the physician never told the plaintiff that the device was inserted. The plaintiff claims that she and her husband tried unsuccessfully for 10 years to conceive a child. However, according to claims, the plaintiff just recently discovered the implanted device after she became sick. The plaintiff was told she would have to have a hysterectomy and would not be able to conceive a child. The plaintiff seeks more than $10 million in damages.

Despite years of training and experience, doctors and surgeons are not exempt from making careless mistakes during procedures. Oregon residents who believe they or a loved one have been a victim of medical malpractice may have the right to take legal action. A successfully litigated claim could not only result in much-needed compensation, but also a sense of justice for victims and families.

Source:, "Former Baptist doctor denies allegations he ruined woman's chances of getting pregnant; says claims in lawsuit are preposterous", Michael Hewlett, Sept. 26, 2017

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