Case Archive

Surgeon Punctures Lung & Liver During Tummy Tuck Liposuction

Case Overview Client underwent a “tummy tuck” (abdominoplasty/liposuction) performed by a plastic surgeon. The procedure was an outpatient one, and following her recovery Pt was discharged to home. At home, she experienced increasing pain, abdominal swelling and discomfort, and trouble breathing. Several days after discharge, she woke from a nap with severe trouble breathing, and […]

Laminectomy Perforates Stomach

Case Overview My client underwent a minimally invasive surgery according to the surgeon’s report. He had a laminectomy at L4 with K wires placed into the pedicles bilaterally at L4 and L5. Two days later he had terrible abdominal pain and CT scan showed free intraabdominal air. Exploratory laparoscopy was performed and was converted to […]