Malpractice trial begins over removal of ovaries

Attorneys delivered opening statements Tuesday in a malpractice trial involving one of six women who accused a Lexington obstetrician and gynecologist of unnecessarily removing their ovaries.

The lawsuit, originally filed in 2003, claims that Dr. Michael Guiler performed medically unnecessary oophorectomies, needlessly leaving the women at risk for breast cancer, embolisms and dementia because they can no longer produce their own estrogen.

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