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Woman Sues for $1.8M Over Hysterectomy, Mastectomy

She claims doctors misread her test results and the surgeries were unnecessary

(Newser) - An Oregon woman is seeking $1.8 million after she says multiple medical professionals misread test results, resulting in her getting a double mastectomy and hysterectomy last year, the Oregonian reports. "I wish this on nobody, nobody," 36-year-old Elisha Cooke-Moore tells KTVL , which has a copy of her... More »

OB-GYN Takes Uterus Out of Pregnant Woman

Conn. doctor fined $5K for his mistake, but he's still in good standing at hospital

(Newser) - A Connecticut gynecologist was fined $5,000 yesterday by the state Medical Examining Board for mistakenly performing a hysterectomy on a patient he didn't know was pregnant. Dr. Jonathan Foster performed a laparoscopic hysterectomy, a procedure that removes the uterus, on the woman at Saint Mary's Hospital in... More »

Levi's Mom Admits Pill Addiction: 'I'm Still in Pain'

Sherry Johnston, grandmother to Bristol Palin's newborn son, spills on OxyContin

(Newser) - Sarah Palin’s fellow grandmother says she’s getting a bad rap in the press over her recent drug arrest. Sherry Johnston—mother of Levi, who recently fathered a son with Bristol Palin—tells People she has been addicted to OxyContin since a hysterectomy 8 years ago. “I was... More »

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