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Prostate cancer patient died due to pulmonary emboli – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, age 62, was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent an open radical retropubic prostatectomy. Although pre-operative imaging indicated no extra-prostatic extension of the cancer, the defendant conducted an extensive 30-lymph node dissection with an estimated blood loss of 2500 ml that necessitated several transfusions. All lymph nodes, including the one tested intraoperatively, were ...

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