April 1, 2005
A Boyd County Ob-Gyn delivered a baby, and all seemed routine until shortly thereafter the mother began to lose blood. The patient sustained an inverted uterus, and the doctor, after numerous attempts to manually and surgically turn the uterus right, decided to perform an emergency hysterectomy. The Plaintiff sought over $2,000,000 dollars in reparations, arguing that the Ob-Gyn should have discontinued a uterine relaxing drug before administering contraction medication. Tracy Prewitt represented the physician, positing that it was the doctor’s swift decision to perform the hysterectomy that saved the patient’s life. The Boyd County jury concurred, awarding the Plaintiff nothing.