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Liberia: Woman Sues JFK for $1.5 Million After Cancer Surgery Went Wrong

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By: Blamo N. Toe

The Management of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital has suffered an over US$1.5 million lawsuit by a lady identified as Karen Gaydou Sehkelporh for damages.

Madam Sehkelporh, in her complaint to the Civil Law Court “B” claimed that doctors at the hospital left abdominal gauze in her body after a surgery, which caused further pains and complications.

Our courtroom reporter said the matter was filed in 2020, but it took center stage in this September Term of the Civil Law Court by Judge Ousma Faika with the completion of jurors’ selections on Monday.

“Dr. Ernest Enders and Dr. Billy Johnson at the JFK Hospital performed an Abdominal Hysterectomy Surgery on me, which was needed to have my ovaries removed due to possible ovarian cancer but I had some medical complications,” she narrted.

The complainant narrated that she was admitted at the health center on June 12, 2019 for the surgery which was scheduled for June 13 and was discharged on June 16, 2019 with the assurance that the surgery had gone well and she was going to fully recover.

She said during her first visit to the hospital after the surgery, she was cleared by Dr. Enders after examination.

Madam Sehkelporh indicated that the situation continued for over a period of five months without any improvement, adding that she was drained financially while Dr. Enders allegedly showed no interest amid constant communication with him.


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