Plaintiff v. OBGYN
S/Bronx – Settlement – loss of a kidney – $750,000.00
A 70 year old woman went in for a hysterectomy for suspected endometrial cancer. During the procedure her distal ureter was sutured and not recognized. As a result of the delay in diagnosis, she initially underwent a stenting. The stricture persisted and a reimplantation of her ureter was performed where the suture material was found. However, the kidney did not recover and the plaintiff underwent a nephrectomy.
Defendant contested causation.