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Surgeon perforated plaintiff’s bowel three times during surgery – Confidential Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 65-year-old woman, scheduled routine surgery to repair a recurrent ventral incisional hernia at a local hospital. The defendant surgeon told the family that he would utilize a laparoscopic approach, unless he encountered significant intraoperative complications, at which point he would convert to an open surgical procedure, or laparotomy. During the procedure, the ...