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The legal filing can be read here: http://www.kaiserbadnews.com/Download?ftuId=3630997
Suit filed November 2019
David C. Clarke, OSB #100842
Attorney for Plaintiff
3875 SW Hall Blvd., Suite C
Beaverton, OR 97005
” HILLSBORO, Ore. (CN) – A Kaiser patient claims botched post-surgery care has permanently damaged her vascular system requiring her to be on expensive blood thinners the rest of her life, according to a suit filed in Washington County Circuit Court.
Adrienne Blasingame sued Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, Patricia Sandholm and Aubrey Joslyn for medical malpractice.
According to her action, Blasingame had surgery to remove excess flesh from her abdomen (abdominoplasty), and breast reduction on both sides, performed by defendant physician Sandholm at defendant Kaiser’s Sunnyside location on Nov. 20, 2017.
After the surgery, Sandholm prescribed Lovenox at 40 mcg once per day for five days as a precaution against blood clotting. “Her order was based only on Sandholm’s judgment that this ‘should be enough,’” the suit states.”
“As a direct and proximate result of the combined, serial negligence of Defendants Sandholm and Joslyn, both employed and working under the direction and control of Kaiser, Plaintiff was damaged as follows:
a. Pain and suffering due to developing PE.
b. Pain and suffering due to developing bi-lateral breast hematoma.
c. Pain and suffering in enduring breast revision surgery due to the development of bi-lateral breast hematoma.
d. Pain and suffering in enduring shortness of breath while dealing with the PE.
e. Life-long vascular damage.
f. Chronic jugular vein thrombosis with permanent narrowing of her jugular veins.
g. Chronic neck pain and left arm weakness.
h. Chronic left leg edema.
i. Life-long anti-coagulation medication when previously she had no such need.
j. Low iron levels due to blood thinners causing her to have two menstrual cycles per month, fatigue, and irritability.
k. Pain and suffering due to periodic need for intravenous iron.
l. Inability to sit for long periods of time.
m. Inability to enjoy the level of physical activities she was customarily used to, such as running and hiking.
n. Inability to work her regular 12-hour shift, which requires sitting for long periods of time. She is now restricted to an 8-hour shift.
o. Loss of expected life span.”