$500,000 Jury Verdict for Patient Injured by Surgical Negligence During D&C

Johnna Hunt, 40, underwent an outpatient hysteroscopic D&C that was performed by an obstetrician, Dr. John Kaczmarek. She returned home after this procedure and began to hemorrhage. She was admitted to a local hospital and was diagnosed as having a perforated uterine wall and arterial injuries.

Hunt required a hysterectomy and now suffers from scarring, pain and emotional distress as a result of the injuries she sustained. She filed a medical negligence lawsuit against Dr. Kaczmarek and his medical practice claiming that the doctor chose not to recognize that during the procedure he had not entered her endometrial cavity, negligently perforated her uterine wall and chose not to diagnose this intraoperatively and failed to treat intraoperative bleeding. The lawsuit did not claim any lost income.

The jury entered a verdict in favor of Johnna Hunt in the amount of $500,000. Hunt’s attorney was Timothy P. Pothin.

Hunt v. Specialist in Women’s Healthcare, PC, No. UWY-CV-12-6013162-S (Conn. Super. Ct. Waterbury, March 31, 2016).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling medical negligence cases, surgical negligence cases, physician negligence cases, birth trauma injury cases and nursing home abuse cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Morton Grove, Niles, Harwood Heights, Elmwood Park, Melrose Park, Worth, Naperville, New Lenox, St. Charles, Aurora, Elgin, Waukegan, Joliet and Winfield, Ill.

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