Edward F. Kealy recently obtained a dismissal for an Orange County gynecologist in a case involving the management of abnormal uterine bleeding due to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). The plaintiff alleged that the physician improperly treated her complaints of excessive vaginal bleeding by improperly prescribing birth control pills, which allegedly led to the development of a pulmonary embolism requiring anticoagulation therapy.
FKC&S filed a motion for summary judgment seeking dismissal of the claims on behalf of our clients, arguing that their management of the plaintiff’s excessive vaginal bleeding by increasing her dosage of birth control was appropriate and within the standard of care, that all of the risks and benefits of this course of treatment were discussed with the patient, who agreed with the gynecologist’s assessment, and that the prescription of birth control did not proximately cause the plaintiff’s injuries. The court agreed with the arguments set forth in our summary judgment motion and found the plaintiff’s arguments in opposition to be speculative and without merit. On that basis, the court granted our motion for summary judgment and dismissed all claims against our clients.