Retired Mason City Doctor Being Sued For Malpractice

Mason City, Iowa – A now-retired Mason City Doctor is being sued for medical malpractice.  Court documents say Mercy Medical Center North Iowa’s OB GYN Doctor Stephen Thorn committed an uncontested and not medically indicated physical touching against Terra Gaffney of Rockwell.  

Thorn has not been charged with a crime over this incident.

Court documents also say Thorn and other unidentified females left voicemails to Gaffney making disparaging remarks about Gaffney’s mental health, past medical treatment, the paternity of her unborn fetus and the health of Gaffney’s unborn fetus.  

Gaffney is seeking monetary compensation for mental and physical injury, but the lawsuit doesn’t specify its amount.



Kellan Heavican

News & Sports Director

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