Family Receives $1.8 Million in Medical Malpractice Case ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Family Receives $1.8 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

The family of Lucy Ames was awarded $1.8 million by a Gratiot County jury in a medical negligence suit against Dr. Gregory Strauther and Gratiot Medical Center. In March 2002, Ames, 42, was admitted to the hospital for abdominal pain. Two days later she had her gall bladder removed in a laparoscopic surgery. On July 30 of that year, she died at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was suffering from sepsis and a perforated pouch at the beginning of the large intestine. The jury agreed with the plaintiff’s attorney, Brian McKeen of McKeen and Associates of Detroit, that Strauther was negligent in clipping the right hepatic duct which led to her death.

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