$4.5M For Lost Kidney After Surgery

The Maryland medical malpractice lawsuit alleged that the defendants failed to perform a procedure that would have identified the transected left ureter, and failed to perform testing that would have identified the unintended injury before discharging the woman from the hospital two days after the surgery, despite the woman suffering persistent pain and having nausea with vomiting…medicalmalpracticelawyers.com, $4.5M Maryland Medical Malpractice Verdict For Lost Kidney After Surgery, June 2024

 

It was not until another surgeon performed surgery on the woman in July 2020 at another hospital that the damage to her left ureter was discovered. Months later, the woman’s physicians determined that the ureter injury resulted in kidney damage that could not be repaired, resulting in necessary surgery to remove her left kidney: “Ms. Conrad suffered significant physical and emotional trauma. She will face a lifetime of pain and future monitoring to ensure the health of her remaining kidney.”

 

The woman’s Baltimore medical malpractice lawsuit further alleged that the defendants were negligent by prescribing estrogen therapy to treat menopause symptoms after her uterus was removed because estrogen therapy is known to speed up endometriosis, which was the condition for which the woman’s uterus was removed.

 

The Maryland medical malpractice jury awarded the woman compensatory damages in the amount of $500,000 for past and future medical expenses along with $4 million for noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering. Maryland’s cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases will result in the $4 million noneconomic damages award being reduced to just over $800,000.

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