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Patient has pancreas removed after gall bladder operation – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, then age 71, was admitted to Southampton Memorial Hospital on May 15, 2004. A diagnosis of gallstone pancreatitis was made and the defendant was consulted regarding a possible cholecystectomy. After consultation with a gastroenterologist, the defendant decided to wait six weeks to give plaintiff’s pancreas time to recover. A pre-operative CT ...