Kelsey Seybold Clinic Ordered To Pay $1.9 Million For Negligence

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Kelsey-Seybold Medical Clinic and it’s employee, Dr. Jim Patrick Benge, has been ordered to pay $1.9 million for permanently injuring a woman for the rest of her life.

In August 2008, Lauren Williams went in for a hysterectomy, administered by Benge. Unbeknownst to Williams, while she was under anesthesia Benge had brought in a resident to perform 50% of the surgery. The resident had never performed this procedure before. Williams’ organs, including her bowel, were perforated during the surgery. The injuries were discovered three days later at which point Williams was septic and it was discovered that they were all irreversible.

Williams spent three weeks in a coma and months re-learning to walk, talk, and care for herself. Today, she lives with a permanent colostomy and according to testimony, she will be an intestinal cripple as she grows older, due to internal adhesions resulting from gastrointestinal damage.

During trial, Kelsey Seybold defended themselves by saying an unknown resident can perform surgery on a patient without full disclosure to the patient, an argument which was ultimately rejected by the jury.

When a doctor agrees to perform surgery on a patient, it should be that surgeon who operates, unless the patient agrees otherwise.

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