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Woman reacted to drugs after colon surgery – $1.3 million settlement (access required)

A 41-year-old woman presented to the hospital for a laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy. Her post-operative pain was managed by lidocaine. She later developed lidocaine toxicity and the lidocaine was discontinued; however, the patient then developed anaphylaxis. The doctor ordered an EPI pen which was the equivalent of .3 mg of IM epinephrine. According to the medical ...