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A settlement of $200,000 was reached after a womanís 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
About: Bowel perforated during tubal ligation procedure
Date: September 2004
Source: Virginia Medical Law Report
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