A Superior Court jury has awarded $500,000 to a woman who had to undergo a hysterectomy at the age of 40 after a botched procedure, according to the law firm representing her.
The patient, Johnna Hunt, was in for a hysteroscopy dilation and curettage on March 25, 2011, but the doctor made an improper cut into her uterus, causing her to hemorrhage, then sent her home after finishing the procedure without telling her what happened, according to Faxon Law Group.
Hunt was later admitted to a local hospital, where doctors discovered the other doctor’s mistake and performed a hysterectomy, according to the law firm.
“These past five years have not been easy ones for my client,” Timothy P. Pothin, of Faxon Law Group in New Haven, said. “This doctor is very fortunate that his careless mistake did not kill her. Johnna and her husband, Steven, are grateful to the jury for holding him accountable.”
The law first said that, despite the difficult physical and emotional situation, Hunt has maintained an excellent reputation in the Naugatuck School system and was named Connecticut Middle School Principal of the Year in 2014.