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Patient dies after small bowel perforation went undetected – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiffs’ decedent was a 46-year-old mother of five.  She underwent a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (“LSH”), a procedure where the uterus is removed but the cervix is preserved, in October 2009.  During the procedure, defendant gynecological surgeon caused a 5 ...

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Michael A. Groot (access required)

Buena Vista lawyer Michael A. Groot died Dec. 19, 2012. He was 46. A graduate of the College of William & Mary, he attended the Washington & Lee University law school, where his late father, Roger D. Groot, was a ...

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Treatment of colon impaction led to perforation, plaintiff claims – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a female in her mid-fifties with a family history of cancer, was referred for colon cancer screening/ colonoscopy in July 2003. The procedure was terminated for fear of perforation. Barium enema was then recommended and performed the following day ...

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