65-year-old Michigan resident Sue Apsey was awarded nearly $3 million in a medical malpractice case filed against an area clinic known as Shiawassee Radiology Consultants. While undergoing surgery performed to remove an ovarian cyst in January 2000, Apsey fell victim to a bowel leak. Despite multiple rounds of imaging that were carried out to pinpoint the source of the problem, radiologists did not detect the bowel leak. Furthermore, multiple doses of barium were administered to Apsey over a ten-day period to aid in the imaging process, but because of the perforation in her bowel, the potentially toxic chemical caused Apsey to develop multiple gastrointestinal tract infections. As a result, Apsey developed a hernia and had to undergo several rounds of surgery to correct the problems she had developed.
Have you or a loved one suffered injury or harm as a result of medical negligence? If so, we can help. Contact the attorneys at The Heller Law Firm for a free consultation, or call us direct at 866-461-5791. You will hear from us either the same day or within 24 hours.