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Injury to ureter, severed during cancer surgery, went unrecognized — $6,500,000 verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent a right laparoscopic assisted hemicolectomy at Southside Regional Medical Center to remove an early stage colon cancer in July 2016. During the procedure, his right ureter was severed, but the surgeon did not realize it at the time. The severed ureter was not diagnosed for eight days. Urine accumulated in plaintiff’s abdomen during the ...