Posted On: March 26, 2012 by Moseley Collins

Man Makes Kaiser Medical Malpractice Claim After Herniated Disc Arises After Surgery, Part 1 of 2

The following blog is provided as an example of a Kaiser medical malpractice lawsuit to aid potential clients in how a lawsuit is examined and conduced. It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this medical malpractice case could just as easily occur at any of the healthcare facilities in the area, such as UC Davis Medical Center, Mercy, Methodist, or Sutter.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this personal injury lawsuit and its proceedings.)

INJURIES: Rory claimed that the surgical resident performed the banding procedure negligently, causing him excruciating pain. During a hemorrhoidectomy April 13, Rory was placed in lithotomy position, which was lying on his back with his legs elevated in candy cane stirrups. Following the surgery, he claimed that he immediately felt pain in his left leg, hip and buttock. He was ultimately diagnosed with a herniated disc at L5-S1.

Facts:
On April 5, 2006, plaintiff Herman Rory, 35, a master diesel mechanic, underwent a hemorrhoidbanding procedure at Kaiser Permanente. The procedure was performed by a third-year surgery resident.

Rory underwent a surgical hemorrhoidectomy April 13. During the hemorrhoidectomy, he was placed in lithotomy position, which was lying on his back with his legs elevated in candy cane stirrups. Following the surgery, Rory claimed that he immediately felt pain in his left leg, hip and buttock. He was ultimately diagnosed with a herniated disc at L5-S1.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

Rory sued Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Southern California Permanente Medical Group. He alleged that he received negligent treatment.

Rory contended that the surgical resident failed to meet the standard of care by negligently performing a banding procedure by improperly banding an external hemorrhoid, causing it to become thrombosed.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.