As most people who have gone under the knife might acknowledge, going to the hospital for surgery can be an unnerving experience. While the majority of California patients come out safe and sound, even a seemingly minor mistake made during surgery can result in serious and life-long implications. One patient who recently underwent surgery is now pursuing a medical malpractice claim against a surgeon that he believes caused his injury.
In an effort to lose weight, the patient was undergoing a gastric sleeve procedure at the Kim Bariatric Institute. This type of operation helps patients shed unwanted pounds by making the stomach smaller, so that the patient can only eat a small amount at a time. Unfortunately, during his operation in 2013, he says that his aorta was severed, triggering a series of serious incidents.