Many couples in Texas dream of the day in which they will be able to have children. Unfortunately, one couple's desire for children has been greatly complicated after they claim doctor errors left an out-of-state woman infertile. A jury has recently awarded the couple $1.8 million.
According to reports, the woman went to the hospital in May 2011 when she was 28. At the time, she was experiencing pain in the right side of her pelvic area. Doctors were unsure if the pain was a result of an infection or appendicitis.
About a week later, doctors performed a surgery to remove her appendix. During the surgery, the defendant in the case operated on a abscess on the woman's fallopian tubes. Claiming that the doctor recognized that there was something wrong, she brought in another physician. Family members of the woman claim they were notified that the woman survived, but doctors had cut the incorrect fallopian tube.
The woman and her husband claim in a lawsuit that the mistake left the woman infertile. As a result, they must go through in vitro fertilization in order to have children. Although the defendant claimed that the infection would have made conception difficult, the couple argued that the majority of women who experience such an infection go on to conceive. The award in this case is to cover medical expenses and other damages.
Unfortunately, there are many people in Texas who are also suffering as a result of doctor errors. Many people have concerns about how they will cope with the financial consequences of medical malpractice and ultimately seek the guidance of an experienced attorney. By taking legal action, victims could also prevent these mistakes from being repeated. Consultation service from the Maloney team is free. Contact us today to get started.
Source: theday.com, "Jury awards $1.8 million in medical malpractice case", Karen Florin, April 20, 2016