Woman Files Medical Malpractice Claim After Surgical Error Leaves Her Paralyzed

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NJ Surgery Error Lawyer A woman recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against an Iowa hospital after a catastrophic surgical error left her paralyzed, neurologically impaired, and in need of 24-hour care.

The aforementioned case began in 2014, when 52-year-old Joyce Bohren sought treatment at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for hearing difficulties. Physicians soon identified two benign tumors, called meningiomas, that form from thin layers of tissue that cover the brain and spinal cord. One of the meningiomas had been identified previously, while doctors believed the second was responsible for her hearing loss.

After doctors recommended surgery to remove one of the meningiomas, Bohren underwent a surgical procedure, during which she claims that doctors cut her middle cerebral artery. After severing this artery, which is one of the three major arteries that deliver blood to the brain, Bohren suffered a stroke. The stroke caused severe complications, including paralysis on her right side, and problems with vision, speech, movement, and motor skills.

Specifically, Bohren was left unable to speak or swallow and with lack of bladder or bowel control. She currently requires around-the-clock care and is expected to require such care for the remainder of her life. Bohren is seeking damages in the amount of $15 million. This amount likely reflects the cost of medical expenses, rehabilitative treatment, necessary future care, as well as pain and suffering.

In these situations, there is simply no adequate level of financial compensation to rectify the suffering sustained by the victim. However, the law provides a mechanism through which to hold negligent medical professionals and negligent hospitals accountable.

At Fronzuto Law Group, our attorneys work to achieve maximum compensation on behalf of victims and their families, who may find some solace when justice is served. If you find yourself in a similar situation, contact our offices at 973-435-4551to discuss your case and learn more about your available options.

For additional information related to this case, access the following article: Linn County woman files $15 million medical malpractice claim against UIHC

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