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Doctor perforated intestine during surgery to repair earlier perforation – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff presented to hospital 15 months after gastric bypass surgery with presumed intestinal obstruction. Radiology confirmed there was no perforation. The on-all surgeon waited 48 hours to operate. During that time, plaintiff's white blood cell count spiked and she had other signs of infection. Surgeon chose to order an upper GI Series and use barium, ...