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Gastric emptying delayed after operation, man died – $1.5 Million Settlement (access required)

Decedent, age 63 at the time of his death, underwent an inpatient operative procedure performed by a general surgeon consisting of an abdominal exploration with segmental resection of the distal duodenum and proximal jejunum with a primary end-to-end anastomosis to remove a suspected cancerous lesion on his intestine.  The pathology was negative for malignancy. On post-op ...