The Legal Intelligencer (10/10/2005)
Jury Awards Woman $5 Million in Tubal Ligation Case
Date: October 10, 2005
A Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury awarded a woman $5 million for injuries suffered during a routine laparoscopic tubal ligation at Temple University Hospital, according to court papers. The award included damages for past and future medical costs, past and future lost wages, past and future pain and suffering, and deprivation of enjoyment of life, plaintiff’s attorney Harry J. Oxman of Oxman Goodstadt Krevitz & Kuritz in Philadelphia said. There were no offers throughout the week long case, nor was there any discussion of a high-low agreement, Oxman said. The highest demand by the plaintiff noted in court documents was $2.5 million.[…]Oxman said he plans to submit a petition for delay damages that he expects will amount to $392,000.