In November of 2016, Barbara McCloy went to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center for a hysteroscopy D and C procedure. This routine surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis and takes about 20 minutes with a few days of recovery time.
Instead, the physician, Sharon Liu, D.O., perforated the wall of Mrs. McCloy’s uterus with polyp forceps and removed her right ovary, fallopian tube, and more than 18 centimeters of her right ureter. As a result of these injuries, Mrs. McCloy underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy and, subsequently, the removal of her right kidney. At the present time, Mrs. McCloy continues to suffer from pelvic pain and experiences urinary frequency, urgency and incontinence.
A matter of trust
Your relationship with the physicians who treat you is built on trust. You trust your doctors to provide informed advice about your medical condition and treatments, and to look out for your health and safety. Unfortunately, some doctors violate that trust in ways that cause their patients permanent physical, mental and/or emotional harm.
In this case, the physician refused to admit her error, calling it instead a mere “complication.”
The jury deliberated for nearly 6 hours before returning a verdict and awarding damages to Ms. McCloy. Attorney James D. Cardea, of Schochor and Staton, P.A., PA, who, with co-counsel Tara Clary, represented Barbara McCloy and her husband, stated, “my clients were very gratified by the verdict. It brings them some degree of closure they never had before.”
Cardea added that it is historically difficult to obtain a plaintiff’s verdict in a Talbot County malpractice case “which makes this verdict particularly gratifying for my clients”.
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