Archive for Thursday, November 9, 2006

Eudora woman wins lawsuit

November 9, 2006

A jury on Friday awarded more than $759,000 to a Eudora woman who had the wrong ovary removed by a Lawrence doctor in a 2002 surgery.

Amy C. Miller, 32, had sought more than $750,000 in damages in her lawsuit against Lawrence physician Carolyn Johnson, who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology.

The doctor didn't deny she took out the wrong ovary on Oct. 18, 2002, when Miller came in for surgery to relieve severe pain on the right side of her pelvis, but argued that it would have had to be taken out anyway, and that Miller was not entitled to damages.

Jurors deliberated nearly five hours Friday before finding that Miller was entitled to damages and medical expenses, and that the Lawrence physician was legally at fault.

The verdict came after a weeklong trial in Douglas County District Court.

At the time of the surgery, Johnson worked at Lawrence OB-GYN Specialists. She now works for Student Health Services at Kansas University's Watkins Memorial Health Center.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.