Needing pancreatic surgery known as a Whipple procedure for a benign pancreatic tumor, Jane Doe, a 47 year old woman, underwent surgery at a local hospital.
Neither the hospital nor the surgeons had any significant experience performing Whipple procedures. During the surgery, the procedure was escalated to include a mesenteric vein graft with a jugular vein transplant. The graft failed, causing massive clotting and death of Jane Doe’s digestive organs.
The damage required a four organ (intestine, stomach, liver, and pancreas) transplant. The case was settled for $5.5 million with the hospital and doctors.
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