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Medical malpractice lawsuit filed for surgical complication leading to amputated leg

A medical malpractice lawsuit filed by the estate of a woman alleges a surgical complication caused the woman to lose her right leg. The woman underwent a left heart catheterization via the right groin artery June 13, 2005. During the procedure, she began to exhibit symptoms including inadequate perfusion after the procedure. The lawsuit alleges negligence in that the doctor failed to act in a timely manner in diagnosing the inadequate perfusion and failed to remove the intra-aortic balloon pump in a timely manner.

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