February 2007
Clinician Reviews;Feb2007, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p30
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "Post-Surgical Gastrointestinal Bleed Overlooked," which appeared in "Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements and Experts." A 57-year-old man underwent an elective Nissen fundoplication surgery to treat his gastroesophageal reflux disease. A wrong diagnosis of the patient's condition led to his death and prompted the malpractice lawsuit.


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