Hemorrhage Followed Cut Artery, Kaiser Patient Claims
7-30-2018 23:59:00

     FAIRFAX, Va. – A surgeon perforated an artery during a tubal ligation, a woman claims in Fairfax County Circuit Court.

     Delmy Carballo sued Torseju Donna Binitie Whyte, M.D. for negligence under the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. under the doctrine of respondeat superior.
     On Jan. 9, 2015, Dr. Whyte inserted an instrument into Carballo’s abdominal muscle during a laparoscopic tubal ligation, perforating a gonadal artery, according to the complaint.
     “As a direct and proximate result of said perforation, Ms. Carballo began hemorrhaging a significant amount of blood,” the complaint states.
     Carballo was taken by ambulance to non-party Virginia Hospital Center, where she underwent surgery to repair the perforation and remained hospitalized until Jan. 14, according to the complaint.
     Delmy Carballo seeks $350,000 in compensatory damages each against Dr. Whyte and Kaiser, plus pre-  and post-judgment interest. She is represented by Carlos A. F. Salvado of Salvado, Salvado & Salvado in Falls Church.
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