Surgeons Prevail Over Claims of Surgery Delayed
The plaintiff presented to the surgeons with complaints of intense intermittent abdominal pain. The surgeons suspected gall bladder disease, but test results were ambiguous and they counseled against immediate surgery. When plaintiff’s symptoms did not resolve in response to treatment, she had her gall bladder removed by another surgeon, and sued the defendants for performing surgery in the first instance. The jury found the surgeons’ caution reasonable, and rejected the plaintiff’s claims.