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Malpractice suit over surgery settled by Columbia Memorial Hospital

Terms not disclosed
By Derrick DePledge

The Daily Astorian

Published on February 16, 2018 3:00PM

Last changed on February 16, 2018 3:21PM


A medical malpractice lawsuit by a Cowlitz County, Washington, woman against Columbia Memorial Hospital over a vaginal mesh surgery in 2015 has been settled.

Grace Mitchell had sought $558,000 in medical expenses and damages for incapacity, pain and other trauma against the hospital and Dr. David Leibel. A trial had been scheduled for March.

The terms of the settlement were not publicly disclosed.

“I’m only able to tell you that it’s resolved in a satisfactory manner,” said Matthew Andersen, a Longview attorney who represented Mitchell.

In an email, Felicia Struve, a hospital spokeswoman, said “as part of the settlement agreement, CMH is not in a position to talk about this. However, CMH is committed to providing compassionate and quality medical care here in our community.”



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