$3 Million Award For A Fatal Intestinal Injury During Surgery
On May 3, 2016, Frances Mitchell went to the medical center to have a pelvic mass removed via laparoscopic abdominal surgery. Her surgeon was Andrew Green, MD, a gynecologic oncologist and member of the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group. Soon after returning home, Mitchell began experiencing pain. A family member contacted the hospital for advice and was told to feed the patient broth and keep her walking. Her pain grew worse, however, and she was taken by ambulance to the emergency department (ED)…..medscape.com, Lawsuit: Family Claims Bowel Perforation During Surgery Killed Patient, Wayne J. Guglielmo, MA, 2021.