$1 Million Settlement Reached in Military Medical Malpractice Death Case
Jocelyn Foster was a 46 year-old mother of two when she entered the care
of doctors at the Jacksonville Naval Hospital. She was admitted to this
medical facility for help with menstrual pain; within three months she
was dead from negligent surgical complications.
The chain of medical events that lead to the death of Jocelyn Foster began with her first visit to the Jacksonville Naval Hospital. She was referred to a gynecologist who scheduled a total hysterectomy without ever looking at her medical records which noted previous abdominal surgeries.
By her own admission during deposition, the physician should not have performed the surgery at all, due to Jocelyn’s medical history. With the first surgical incision the doctor transected Jocelyn’s small bowel, cutting it in two.
A second surgery was performed to repair the bowel but during the surgery her bowel was injured again. Mrs. Foster never recovered and died of sepsis. Our team of attorneys settled the Federal Tort Claim with the U.S. government for $1 million on behalf of Mrs. Foster’s survivors.