Texas Court Affirms Defense Verdict In Botched Surgery Suit

Law360 (September 21, 2018, 7:03 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate panel on Thursday affirmed a jury’s decision to clear a doctor in a suit accusing him of botching a woman’s hysterectomy and causing serious injuries, rejecting the woman’s argument that the trial judge erred by refusing to strike two potential jurors.

A three-judge panel for the Second Court of Appeals upheld a verdict in favor of Dr. Robert L. Levy in a suit alleging the obstetrician-gynecologist negligently lacerated Hong Luo’s bowel during a laparoscopic hysterectomy, causing injuries to the patient’s colon and an infection requiring extensive medical care.

On appeal, Luo asserted that the Denton County District Court...

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