$2.05 Million Verdict for Military Family
Doctors at Naval hospital Jacksonville told young Navy wife Angela Burch
that the source of her chronic pelvic pain was “severe endometriosis”
and could only be cured by a complete hysterectomy. Angela’s subsequent
surgery left her with debilitating pain much worse than when she had first
sought medical help at the Naval Hospital.
Attorneys Chad Roberts and Gretchen Van Liere were experienced with the types of diagnostic and surgical procedures Angela had undergone. After filing a Federal Tort Claim our attorneys began to notice subtle but troubling inconsistencies in Angela’s medical records.
At trial the real story emerged through the defendant’s own testimony: Angela Burch never had “endometriosis” at all; the source of her chronic pelvic pain was a treatable disease of the bladder. Navy doctors actually knew this before Angela’s unnecessary hysterectomy, but never told her. Gretchen Van Liere presented all of the damages testimony at trial, and a $2.05 million verdict was rendered for Angela Burch and her family.