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Surgery Malpractice

Macon, GA: (Dec-01-07) Lucille Davis, a 67-year-old woman, brought a lawsuit against Macon Northside Hospital, alleging that she suffered negligence when she underwent a procedure in 2004. Davis was admitted to Macon Northside Hospital on April 2, 2004, with a colon disorder. According to a jury verdict report issued by the State Court of Bibb County, Davis underwent surgery that same day and a sponge was left behind in her abdomen. It was discovered about a week later during a CT scan. Her legal counsel stated that she was on a ventilator and had signs of abdominal poisoning. Records showed that though Davis underwent a second surgery to remove the sponge, her kidneys failed. Over the next several months Davis spent significant time in the intensive care unit, underwent subsequent surgeries to treat her kidneys and was treated for depression. As part of a settlement reached, a jury awarded Davis $8.5 million and her husband, James Davis, an additional $1.5 million to resolve the medical malpractice lawsuit. [THE TELEGRAPH: SURGERY MALPRACTICE]

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Published on Dec-3-07


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