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Misplaced staple during surgery blocks blood flow, causes death – $775,000 Settlement (access required)

On Aug. 30, 2007, the plaintiff’s decedent, age 76, underwent surgery to remove his right kidney. During the surgery, the defendant stapled the vena cava just above the left renal vein, preventing normal blood flow to the remaining kidney. Two days after surgery, decedent was transferred to a higher level hospital with a complete obstruction of blood ...

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