Removal of a benign brain tumor goes wrong. The third neurosurgical opinion gets nailed in a $16M lawsuit:
“I was the third opinion on this and we were all saying the same thing,” Morcos said. “This tumor was blocking the fluid spaces of her brain, causing a threat to her life “” not immediately, but eventually. There was some bleeding, but it was properly managed with medication. She was discharged in the expected postoperative state. The tragedy in this case is that Fire Rescue was unable to secure her airway.”
It’s always easier to determine what was “unncessary” after a complication.