Bennett v. Adams | Medical Malpractice
Georgia Medical Malpractice Case
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This medical malpractice case alleges that the Defendant OBGYN physician negligently performed a laparotomy surgery and delayed the diagnosis of her complications.
A laparotomy is a surgical procedure involving a large incision into the abdominal area of a patient's body. A delayed diagnosis occurs when there is delay in time between the time a patient sees a doctor and the time the doctor correctly diagnosis a condition or illness.
Missed or delayed diagnoses are common causes of Georgia medical malpractice cases. A doctor's failure to timely identify and treat a serious medical condition is particularly dangerous in cases where prompt medical treatment could have saved a patient's life or cured an avoidable illness.
In this case, during surgery the physician nicked our client's bladder and then injured her colon.
It was alleged that it took three (3) days before the Defendant physician recognized that our client had suffered a bowel injury. Our client ultimately suffered from sepsis, peritonitis, respiratory failure and was required to have a colostomy and approximately eight months of combined clinical and home rehabilitation.
After a week long trial, the jury awarded our client $1,052,800.00.
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