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Respiratory arrest occurs during pacemaker surgery – $365,000 Settlement (access required)

The case was a Federal Tort Claims Act claim brought against the government arising out of medical treatment provided by the Veterans Hospital in Johnson City, Tenn. The claimant had surgery to install a permanent pacemaker. The anesthesiologists failed to monitor and assure the adequacy of his respiration during surgery. Consequently the claimant went into respiratory ...

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