Case Number: -
Plaintiff(s): LISA WARD; RACHEL GILLEY; CANDICE TESTERMAN
Defendant(s): UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND OBSTETRICAL AND GYNECOLOGICAL * ASSOCIATES, P.A.; UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND * MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION; Allan Carey; DR. GAUTUM RAO, M.D.; Adrian Bergin
Injury(s): Bleeding; Abdominal Distension; Metastatic Disease; Cancer; Leiomyosarcoma; Uterine Fibroids
Hospital(s): University of Maryland Obstetrical and Gynecological Associates, P.A.; University of Maryland Medical Systems Corporation
Procedure(s): Hysterectomy; Laparoscopic Morcellation; Gynecologic Surgery
Count(s): Medical Malpractice; Survival Action; Wrongful Death; Informed Consent
Summary of Allegations: The Defendant's use of EndoShears during the Plaintiff's hysterectomy was a breach of the standard of care and deviated from accepted instructions from the FDA. This breach caused the spread of cancer throughout the Plaintiff's body, which ultimately resulted in her premature death.