A girl injured during a spleen surgery was awarded a settlement from the state funded by health care providers for her medical malpractice claim against the surgeon. While having her spleen removed, the doctor decided to remove it from small holes in her belly button. In order to remove a fist-sized spleen from a small hole he used a medical device to chop the spleen up in her body. During the process, he cut major blood vessels and even removed part of her bowel. This caused serious blood loss and brain damage, according to the allegations. The 8 year old girl is now confined to a wheelchair and is unable to communicate.
Read more about the medical malpractice settlement here.