Jefferson County, TX – That sentence alone could almost turn the strongest of stomachs, and the lawyers defending Dr. Donald Long, a Dr. accused of performing a botched episiotomy, thought so too and decided to settle with Sara Wallace rather than let a jury hear it.
According to the Wallace’s, on Aug. 16, 2003, Sara Wallace was a patient at Mid-Jefferson Hospital in Nederland. Her physician was out of town when she went into early labor. The on-call doctor, Dr. Donald Long, was called in and delivered the baby in which he performed a third-degree episiotomy, a common medical procedure involving making cuts to the tissue between the anus and the vagina to aid in child birth.
The plaintiff’s lawyer, Mike McGown, states that after the procedure, Dr. Long neglected to check for a rectovaginal fistula, a hole between the anus and vagina that is often the result of an episiotomy. This led to Sarah having constant pain in her uterus region and the eventual passing of stool through her vagina.…Continue Reading