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Post-operative stroke results in court case

An elderly man was granted $1.8 million in compensation after he was left physically and mentally disabled by a stroke 7 days after a triple coronary bypass operation. The man developed atrial fibrillation after surgery, which lead to formation of a blood clot that should have been prevented by anti-clotting drugs. This medication was never given according to treatment guidelines, as the doctors argued that the atrial fibrillation was short lived and did not warrant the blood thinners, but the hospital was found to be responsible for causing his stroke.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Concord Monitor.com

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About: Post-operative stroke results in court case

Date: 28 December 2005

Source: Concord Monitor.com

Author: Anne Ruderman

URL: http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051228/REPOSITORY/512280350/1031

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