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Patient dies after failure to detect abdominal bleeding – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

On Feb. 24, 2009, the 58-year-old decedent entered the hospital and underwent rotator cuff surgery. The following day, at about 4:30 a.m., decedent developed severe abdominal pain, excessive perspiration and widely fluctuating blood pressures. The nurse on duty called the hospitalist to report the change in the patient’s condition and to seek guidance. The hospitalist prescribed ...