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Berkowitz and Hanna LLC knows that medical malpractice and negligence can involve a number of factors including wrong site surgery and the misreading of x-rays or other medical test results. The firm has found such an example involving an urologist who lost a medical malpractice lawsuit resulting from the unnecessary surgical removal of a woman’s kidney.
According to an article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Dr. J. Perry Lovinggood, the defendant, told the woman that a “suspicious image” of the now-removed kidney indicated cancer. Yet, the lawsuit claims that the urologist did not order more specific testing. The woman’s attorney was quoted as saying the removed kidney was not cancerous. The jury awarded her $240,000.
In cases involving medical malpractice, like the one discussed here, Berkowitz and Hanna LLC pursues accountability from all involved parties and appropriate financial compensation for their clients.
Note: Berkowitz and Hanna LLC did not represent any of the parties in this case.
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