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Scott v. Bradford
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The Defendant performed a hysterectomy on the Plaintiff. Before the surgery, the Plaintiff signed a routine consent form. After the hysterectomy, the Plaintiff experienced incontinence as a result a complication of the hysterectomy. The problem was corrected by three subsequent surgeries performed by a different doctor. The Plaintiff alleges that the Defendant failed to inform her of the risks involved or the alternatives to the hysterectomy. The Plaintiff testified that if she had known of the risk of incontinence, she would not have elected the surgery.
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