Thursday, June 8, 2006


$5 Million Awarded To Couple For Loss Of Vagina

`A Cook County jury on Tuesday awarded an Illinois-record $5 million judgment in a medical malpractice suit to an Arizona couple for the loss of the woman’s vagina, according to a release from the plaintiffs’ attorneys.

The suit alleged that on May 5, 2000, Dr. Taek Kim unnecessarily placed a synthetic suburethral sling during a hysterectomy and repair of a cystocele on the plaintiff. Eventually, the sling eroded into the plaintiff’s vagina, resulting in chronic infection, pain and discharge, according to the release from the law firm of Taxman & Hurst. The scar tissue and foreshortening led to the eventual loss of the woman’s vagina, the suit claimed.’

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