Anderson County, Tennessee has found itself with two lawsuits for $1.5M. This is in response to the dismissal of a medical malpractice suit due to improper serving of legal action. The dismissal claims that a notice of legal action was not given personally by the deputy serving the papers to the doctor that was being sued, instead it was left with a office manager.
The doctor was being sued for leaving a twelve inch retractor in Paul Koczera’s abdomen and sewing it up. The retractor was allegedly left in the man for four days.
Koczera and his wife have brought suits against the county and the Sheriff’s deputy who served the papers. Another complaint was filed against the office manager who accepted service.
Unfortunately, items left in the body after a surgery are not as rare as one would hope. Often they cause severe infections that can in themselves be life threatening.
If this happens, an experienced attorney can help you maneuver the complex process to getting the full compensation you deserve. I hope you will never need to contact me, but if you do simply send me an email or call 800-705-2121 and we’ll do everything we can to take care of you