Case studies

Failure to resuscitate and to operate properly


In this case, an elderly patient in hospital with a known bowel obstruction collapsed.

The hospital failed to resuscitate her as an emergency or to proceed with a laparotomy and when they did proceed with surgery, performed the wrong operation.

Tragically, she died a short time later. With proper treatment, it is expected that she would have survived.


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