WOMAN ALLEGES SURGEON LEFT MATERIALS IN HER BODY
A Baltimore woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against an Owings Mills gynecologist and Sinai Hospital, saying that the surgical team left sponges, gauze, fabric and plastic inside her abdomen during an operation six years ago. We have handled a number of these suits and it happens more frequently than it should.
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court, accuses Dr. Sheo P. Sharma and the Sinai staff of negligence during the January 2001 surgery to remove a benign tumor on the patient’s uterus. LaShawn McClary, 40, is seeking $5 million for the medical errors, which damaged her bowels, ovaries and fallopian tubes, according to the lawsuit.