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Unrecognized Bowel Perforation Leads to Sepsis & Death; New York Attorney Gerry Oginski Explains

Posted by attorney Gerald Oginski

A woman went in for same-day surgery to have her fibroids removed. She was told the procedure was a "simple, routine procedure." The doctor told her she could have her fibroids removed laparoscopically.

This would be quicker. She would not have to stay in the hospital. She would have less pain. She would have less recuperation time.

Following the surgery she had abdominal pain. Later that night when the doctor called to see how she was doing, the patient told the doctor she was having a lot of belly pain.

The doctor had a number of choices at that point. What you think he told the patient?

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