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Failure To Timely And Properly Perform Hysterectomy

Lawsuit Against Capitol Women’s Care, Llc And Holy Cross Health, Inc. | June 5th, 2018 - Montgomery County, Maryland

On June 5, 2018, WVFO attorneys Keith Forman andSarah Smith filed a medical malpractice claim on behalf of a mother who suffered a hemorrhage, cardiac arrest, acute kidney injury, a stroke, and end stage renal failure as a result of an improperly performed hysterectomy.
According to the complaint, the mother presented to Capitol Women’s Care, LLC for prenatal care over the course of several months during her pregnancy. Over the course of her pregnancy, there were concerns noted by the defendants for placenta previa and placenta accreta, which is a serious pregnancy condition that occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall and can cause severe blood loss. The mother eventually presented to Holy Cross Health, Inc. with severe vaginal bleeding and was taken into the operating room for a caesarian section delivery and subsequent hysterectomy. During the hysterectomy, the mother lost a significant amount of blood which caused serious injuries.

The lawsuit alleges the defendants failed to utilize an appropriately qualified and experienced medical team to manage the delivery and subsequent hysterectomy and failed to timely ensure that the mother was hemodynamically stable. As a direct and proximate result of the defendants’ negligence, the mother suffered a hemorrhage, cardiac arrest, acute kidney injury, a stroke, and end stage renal failure and will require significant medical care and treatment due to the effects of these injuries.

The action is pending in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland.

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