Jacksonville Widower Sues Doctors Over Wife’s Death

The 38-year-old Jacksonville widower misses his wife and wonders how he is going to raise his two infant sons without her. He blames two Jacksonville doctors for his grief and his young sons’ loss.

What was supposed to be a routine “mommy make-over” cosmetic surgery procedure ended in tragedy last year after the Jacksonville wife, mother, and civil attorney died as the result of a blood clot three days after her operation.

The husband has filed a medical malpractice suit against his wife’s primary physician and the plastic surgeon, claiming that they were negligent in not taking her off of the birth control Yasmin before the surgery.

Yasmin contains a synthetic progestin called drospirenone, which has been linked to a higher risk of developing blood clots. In April of 2012, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ordered revised labels on certain birth-control pills, which included Yasmin, to advise of that higher risk.

The mother of two died from a pulmonary embolism – a blood clot in the lung.

The widower’s attorney claims he has proof that both doctors knew she was taking the contraceptive before the operation. He told the Florida Times-Union that the death was a “senseless tragedy” that was entirely preventable if standard medical procedures had been followed.

According to the attorney, the doctors have denied any responsibility for the death.

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