Dawn Collins, JD
MS COLLINS is an attorney specializing in medical malpractice in Long Beach, California. She welcomes feedback on this column via e-mail. Click on the envelope icon to email.
Hemorrhage results in cesarean hysterectomy
Allegations in this case include extended use of oxytocin and allowing labor to continue too long.
Complications after sling repair lead to lawsuit
The physician argued that the migration of the mesh is a known risk of the procedure and the patient had given informed consent for the operation.
Damage from ureteral stent results in $8.5 million verdict
In this "Malpractice Consult" column, Dawn Collins, JD, also discusses cases involving penile pain following cystoscopy, alleged failure to diagnose kidney obstruction, and death follow stent placement.
Severe pain after male sling implantation results in lawsuit
This "Malpractice Consult" column also includes cases involving scarring from penile injections and failure to remove a fragment from a penile implant.
Circumcision requiring revision surgery prompts lawsuit
Other cases discussed in this column include ureter damage during hysterectomy, failure to follow up on kidney mass, and incontinence following pelvic organ prolapse surgery.
Did on-call’s refusal to provide consult lead to loss of testicle?