$3 Million Award For A Fatal Intestinal Injury During Surgery

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On May 3, 2016, Frances Mitchell went to the medical center to have a pelvic mass removed via laparoscopic abdominal surgery. Her surgeon was Andrew Green, MD, a gynecologic oncologist and member of the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group. Soon after returning home, Mitchell began experiencing pain. A family member contacted the hospital for advice and was told to feed the patient broth and keep her walking. Her pain grew worse, however, and she was taken by ambulance to the emergency department (ED)…..medscape.com, Lawsuit: Family Claims Bowel Perforation During Surgery Killed Patient, Wayne J. Guglielmo, MA, 2021.

MD Charged With Manslaughter Now Sued For Performing Wrong Brain Surgery

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Dennis Metzger was admitted to Mobile Infirmary Medical Center in December 2018 with a left frontal lobe brain tumor that had been confirmed on MRI. A cerebral angiogram, ordered by Nakhla, showed that a preliminary embolization was not possible, so Nakhla took Metzger to the operating room 5 days after he was first admitted​…medscape.com, MD Charged With Manslaughter Now Faces Malpractice Suit for Performing the Wrong Brain Surgery, Alicia Ault, 2021.

Ignored Protocol Leads To Child’s Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

A 6-year-old boy visited an urgent care center with his mother for right thigh pain over 3 days, reporting that the site was sore to the touch and hurt when he walked. The mother reported that there had been no recent trauma. Dr UC, an urgent care physician, evaluated the patient, who was in general… Continue reading Ignored Protocol Leads To Child’s Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

Misplaced Test Result Leads to Unneeded Surgery and a Lawsuit

A woman in her mid-40s with a history of tubal ligation visited Dr OB with lower left abdominal pain after having been in the emergency department 10 days earlier. An ultrasound by Dr OB revealed an empty uterus with some fluid around the ovary. Earlier, Dr OB’s office had erroneously placed a report for a… Continue reading Misplaced Test Result Leads to Unneeded Surgery and a Lawsuit