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A 28 year old woman suffered brain damage after an heart attack due to improper insertion of a breathing tube, depriving her of oxygen for 10 minutes, by an anesthetist for an emergency appendectomy. The hospital is being sued for the 78 year old anesthetists' medical error as he is believed to suffer from arthritis, causing him difficulty with performing necessary anesthetic procedures. It was later discovered that the woman, a mother of 2, was suffering from a viral illness and did not require the operation.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by NBC5.com
About: Medical malpractice charge on anesthetist due to asphyxiation during surgery
Date: 4 October 2005
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