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Generally speaking, gynecologic surgery accounts for over 50% of all ureteral injuries resulting from operations. Hysterectomy of any type is usually a safe procedure, but any surgery has risks, such as blood loss, blood clots, infection, damage to surrounding organs, and reactions to anesthesia. Surgery involving the organs in the…
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This unique case involved a female plaintiff with a history of right-sided shoulder and back pain. She presented to the defendant for evaluation of an enlarged, non-painful, right-sided posterior cervical lymph node, which she had noticed approximately 6 months earlier. The node was 1.5 x 1.5 cm and easily palpable…
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This case involved a middle-aged woman who was diagnosed with a villous adenoma in her cecum by laparoscopy and biopsy. During the subsequent laparoscopic hand-assisted hemicolectomy, the cecum was found to be attached to the omentum. There were no apparent complications. Three days postoperatively, the plaintiff began feeling uncomfortable, but…
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This case involved middle-aged male who presented with multiple gallstones in the gallbladder, one of which was lodged in the gallbladder neck. The defendant performed a laparoscopic cholecystectomy on 10/23/06. Upon visualization of the surgical field, the defendant encountered multiple adhesions, which required tedious dissection. After decompression of the tense…
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This case involved a female patient who presented for evaluation of a chipped tooth. The defendant recommended veneers on teeth #8 and #9. She prepared the patient’s teeth by grinding down and performing root canals on #8 and #9, but after completion of the root canals, the defendant opted to…
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This case involved a morbidly obese woman who underwent a vertical banded gastroplasty with Roux-en-Y.  The procedure was performed through an open incision because the patient was undergoing a cholecystectomy and a ventral hernia repair during the same surgery.  The bypass was uneventful, a gastrostomy tube was placed, and there…
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The female plaintiff presented to the defendant with abdominal pain and after a sonogram indicated a pelvic mass, the defendant performed an exploratory laparotomy. Intraoperatively, as the defendant entered the abdominal cavity, he used moistened lap pads to position the small bowel up and away from the operative site. The…
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This case involved a 19-year-old male patient who had a history of low back pain for about a year and was reporting severe, constant, and aching lower back pain of 8-9 on a scale of 10, as well as radicular right leg pain, decreased sensation on the right, difficulty straightening…
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This case involved a 45-year-old woman who had undergone a transvaginal tape suspension (TVT) and rectocele repair in February 2004. Postoperatively she complained of left groin pain and tests revealed a small cortical cyst in the left femoral head so she was sent for an orthopedic evaluation. Her EMG was…
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This case involved a patient who underwent an endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery. During the procedure, the patient’s hand was dropped during transfer. Postoperatively he experienced transient neuropraxia. The plaintiff alleged that the neuropraxia was caused by the hand being dropped during transfer. The defense in this case hinged on the…

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