City Hospital surgeon's error during cardiac procedure

The patient suffered a "failed graft" following triple by-pass surgery performed in a teaching hospital, and died during a second surgery to repair the graft.  According to an expert cardiac surgeon who reviewed the case, if the sutures attaching the graft had been properly done, they would not have come loose and caused the graft to fail.  Unfortunately the patient died during the second, repair procedure.


Substantial pre-trial settlement