Retired Mason City Doctor Claims He Didn’t Initiate Any Contact

Mason City, Iowa – The Mason City OB/GYN doctor being sued for medical malpractice has responded saying the contact had been initiated by the woman is being sued by.

Court documents say Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa OB/GYN Doctor Stephen Thorn denies that Rockwell resident Terra Gaffney’s claim of inappropriate touching. The Attorney for Thorn Connie Alt filed documents saying Gaffney initiated the touching and and any contact between her and Thorn was her fault.

Thorn retired in May after delivering more than seven thousand babies during his career and had been employed at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa since 2012.

A trial date is scheduled to be determined in October.



Kellan Heavican

News & Sports Director

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