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Bronx Woman Gets $60 MILLION for VAGINA Injury

        Actually, the labia to be more precise.  According to this article 60,000,000 US Dollars (Yes, MILLION) were awarded by a Bronx jury to Ms. Alison Hugh this week after she sustained an injury to the involved private after going for a cosmetic thigh lift procedure. 

        If this particlar case does not scream TORT REFORM, quite frankly I don’t know what does.  You would think for 60 million that she lost 2 arms, 2 legs, an ear, and an eyeball.  This is even above and beyond brain damaged baby territory.  Here we have a clear cut example of how runaway juries can dole out valuable healthcare dollars like monopoly money and why ambulance chasing lawyers are so eager to play the healthcare lotto.  What I find even more shocking than the jury award is the fact that I would never have known about this case if it weren’t for the above lone article.  Apparently, exorbitant malpractice awards have become so matter of fact that they rarely even make the headlines anymore.  Meanwhile, healthcare costs continue to rally upwards as physicians pay ever mounting malpractice premiums and order more needless tests to rule out that needle in a haystack.   In the end, we all wind up paying for this woman’s almighty precious labia.

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  1. hickchick
    February 23, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Just because I’m curious, how much would do you think would be adequate for a penis injury?

    • medicinesux
      February 23, 2010 at 10:27 pm

      in a malpractice case, 60 million for any body part is egregious. How much does your average life insurance policy pay out? Use that for any basis of comparison.

  2. hickchick
    February 24, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Can we get a show of hands of men that would prefer death before dismemberment?

  3. SL
    February 28, 2010 at 10:49 pm
  4. Endangered Servant
  5. Haven't sued yet
    May 5, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Yes this sounds crazy, but don’t go making sweeping generalizations like “tort reform” based on outliers. First off, likely the award will be reduced radically upon appeal. Second, this is an unusual case, that’s why it’s newsworthy. Third, most people injured by doctors and hospitals either don’t sue or are beaten in court by fancy lawyers. At least that’s what I’ve heard, and I’d be interested in data that talk about the reality of the issue, rather than extreme news stories that may be totally unrepresentative.

  6. Nurse's Husband
    June 18, 2010 at 12:27 am

    If you added up all the $60MM “outliers”…

    How many vaccinations and pain killers would that pay for?

    Or if you did away with $150 worth of paperwork and compliance cost/patient visit?

    Nah…what was I thinking…

  7. Typical
    January 18, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I can’t stand the male law-scam bloggers as it is, and now I have this med school guy to add to the list. Whenever the male TTT law bloggers make xtranormal videos, they can’t help but add at least a little undertone of misogyny to whatever main point they’re driving at. And then we have this gem to add to the list, though it’s not as overt at least.

    Your underlying point may remain, but the occasional undercurrent of misogyny in a few of your posts have disturbed me. I know it’s not intentional, but I’ll just say that I’m happy you won’t be practicing medicine–in part because of what I already mentioned, but also because “labia” is not a more precise part of the vagina; they are separate parts entirely. You’d think someone who went to medical school would know that.

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