A patient undergoing a laparoscopic hysterectomy lost 7000 cc of blood after her doctor cut blood vessels in and around her pelvis during the procedure.
In the medical malpractice case that ensued, she claimed that after the injury to the blood vessel, her doctor delayed converting the procedure to an "open" surgery and delayed getting help.
When help finally arrived (in the form of a general and vascular surgeon) they were able to stop the bleeding, but the damage had been done to her brain.
The patient worked at a data storage technician for Verizon. It is unlikely that she will be able to return to her former employement.
The parties settled for $1.6 million.
Attorney William Artz handled the case for the patient.