Dawn Collins

Missed kidney cancer diagnosis leads to death, legal action
Circumcision requiring revision surgery prompts lawsuitOther cases discussed in this column include ureter damage during hysterectomy, failure to follow up on kidney mass, and incontinence following pelvic organ prolapse surgery.
Patient sues after stapler misfire leads to rectal tear
Top 5 malpractice articles of 2016Discussion of cases involving alleged delay in testis cancer diagnosis, bowel perforation during robotic radical prostatectomy, and arterial injury during nephrectomy were among the most read “Malpractice Consult” articles from 2016.
Did on-call’s refusal to provide consult lead to loss of testicle?
Did on-call’s refusal to provide consult lead to loss of testicle?
Patient sues after arterial injury during nephrectomy
Could necrotizing fasciitis have been diagnosed sooner?Read about this and two other cases in this "Malpractice Consult" column.
Patient’s bowel perforated during robot-assisted RPThe patient sued, alleging, that the urologist should not have performed surgery on the patient, and that the second bowel perforation should have been detected and repaired during the original operation. He also claimed he should not have been discharged from the hospital in 3 days.
Patient sues, alleges delay in testis Ca diagnosis
Patient sues, alleges delay in testis Ca diagnosisDawn Collins, JD, also writes about a lawsuit in which a patient sued over an alleged failure to diagnose Fournier's gangrene.
Partial nephrectomy results in bowel injury, lawsuit
Partial nephrectomy results in bowel injury, lawsuitThe defendants did not dispute the patient's claims but did question the severity and frequency of her complaints and whether they related to the original operation.