Posted on Nov 05, 2006
Jury awards $759,000 in malpractice case
Saturday, November 4, 2006
A jury on Friday awarded more than $759,000 to a Eudora woman who had the wrong ovary removed in a 2002 surgery.
Jurors deliberated nearly five hours before finding that Amy C. Miller, 32, was entitled to damages and medical expenses, and that the Lawrence physician who performed the surgery, Carolyn Johnson, was legally at fault.
The verdict came after a weeklong trial in Douglas County District Court. The doctor didn’t deny she took out the wrong ovary but argued that it would have had to be taken out anyway, and that Miller was not entitled to damages.