Ann Arbor Medical Malpractice Lawyer Files Surgery Lawsuit

Our Ann Arbor medical malpractice lawyers filed a civil lawsuit against an Ann Arbor area general surgeon, hospitalist, and surgical center relating to a bowel obstruction suffered by a bariatric surgery patient.   The patient underwent laparoscopic roux n y weight loss surgery at the facility.   According to the operative report, the surgery was completed without complications.  After the surgery, the patient was admitted into the surgery facility for care until she was suitable for discharge home.

During the post-operative admission, she was followed by the treating surgeon, a hospitalist, and the facility nursing staff.   Throughout her admission, she demonstrated signs and  symptoms of a bowel obstruction.  However, this serious medical condition was not diagnosed or treated during the admission.   She was discharged home from the facility with the bowel obstruction.

After returning to her home in Berkley, Michigan, she continued to experience symptoms consistent with a bowel obstruction and her condition began to deteriorate.   Her husband then drove her to William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan where she was admitted to the emergency department.  She was evaluated by a general surgeon and then immediately taken into the operating room for emergency open surgery.   Due to late treatment of the bowel obstruction, she suffered significant illness and was in the intensive care unit for two months.  She required numerous additional surgeries and medical procedures.  After her discharge from the ICU, she was transferred to the hospital rehabilitation unit for several months and has not fully recovered from her injuries. (more…)

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