December 4, 2018

Jury awards record $19 million to woman whose stomach was removed for no reason

Rebecca Ball was 29 when she saw doctors at UPMC for severe gastrointestinal problems, but doctors could not figure out what was wrong with her, so they removed her stomach.

When her doctors did the surgery, they determined she had something called intestinal malrotation. Ball’s lawyers said that could have been diagnosed with a simple test, but that test was never done on her.

Read the source article on Action 4 News.

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