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.
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?
Could necrotizing fasciitis have been diagnosed sooner?
Read about this and two other cases in this "Malpractice Consult" column.
Patient’s bowel perforated during robot-assisted RP
The patient sued, alleging, that the urologist should not have performed surgery on the patient, and that the second bowel perforation should have been detected and repaired during the original operation. He also claimed he should not have been discharged from the hospital in 3 days.
Patient sues, alleges delay in testis Ca diagnosis
Patient sues, alleges delay in testis Ca diagnosis
Dawn Collins, JD, also writes about a lawsuit in which a patient sued over an alleged failure to diagnose Fournier's gangrene.
Partial nephrectomy results in bowel injury, lawsuit
Partial nephrectomy results in bowel injury, lawsuit
The defendants did not dispute the patient's claims but did question the severity and frequency of her complaints and whether they related to the original operation.

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