A woman was recently awarded $5 million by a jury in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought over a gynecological surgical procedure performed in 1998. The victim was 27 years-old at the time of the tubal ligation surgery. During the surgery, the doctor discovered two large ovarian cysts and in removing the cysts, they ruptured. The material left in the woman’s body led to a serious infection that led to a hysterectomy and the removal of more than 3 feet of her large intestine.
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