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Bowel perforated during tubal ligation procedure

A settlement of $200,000 was reached after a woman’s bowel was perforated during a tubal ligation procedure. The patient developed abdominal pain and nausea after the surgery and a laparotomy revealed a bowel perforation. After reparative surgery, the woman developed a pulmonary embolus and pleura effusion which were treated but increased recovery time.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Virginia Medical Law Report

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About: Bowel perforated during tubal ligation procedure

Date: September 2004

Source: Virginia Medical Law Report

URL: http://www.vamedicallaw.com/archives/pdf/mlrva/mlrva200409.pdf

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