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Medical Malpractice–Woman Awarded $17M for Botched C-Section

By May 28, 2008December 1st, 2023Medical Malpractice

In a medical malpractice lawsuit a woman claimed her doctor during a Caesarean section damaged her abdominal organs, caused pancreatic fluid and urine to burn through her abdominal wall and required the removal of her pancreas was awarded $17 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit, the Democrat and Chronicle reports.
In 2003, doctors at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., performed a c-section on Brenda Schenk. During the delivery, doctors allegedly cut the connection between her bladder and a transplanted pancreas she had received in 1995 to treat her diabetes.
The severed connection caused pancreatic fluid and urine to leak into her abdominal cavity, her lawyers alleged. Despite the complications, Schenk gave birth to a healthy baby girl. On Tuesday, a New York jury ordered the hospital to pay Schenk $17 million.
Surgical injuries are rare during C-sections and when they occur, they are usually the result of medical neglect. If you suffered an unusual injury to yourself or your child during labor or during a C-section you should seek legal advice as to whether it was the result of negligence. At the Lowe Law Firm we will have an OBGYN review the case to see if the injury was the result of unavoidable complications or negligence on the part of the doctor.
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