$2.1 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case (April 10, 2015)

Attorneys Michael Hodges of Hodges Law Firm and Patrick Hamilton of Hamilton Law Firm obtained a $2.1 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit in Johnson County, Kansas on April 10, 2015. The case involved an endometrial ablation procedure with a Boston Scientific Hydro Thermal Ablation (HTA) device that circulates 194º F saline solution throughout the uterus for 10 minutes to burn off the lining of the uterus. During the procedure, the defendant doctor punctured plaintiff's uterine wall which allowed the scalding liquid to escape into plaintiff's abdominal cavity causing severe burns to plaintiff's intestines. Approximately two feet of plaintiff's intestines had to be surgically removed, which forced the plaintiff to wear a colostomy bag for approximately one year. Lundeen Verdict 42115