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Man Suffers Brain Damage After Heart Surgeon Leaves Operating Room

The family of Silvino Perez recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Pervaiz Chaudhry, after the surgeon allegedly left the room mid-surgery to attend an offsite luncheon.

The suit states that the physician left an unqualified physician's assistant (PA) to sew up the 71-year-old patient. When Perez's heart stopped, Dr. Chaudhry rushed back to the hospital but it was too late: His patient had suffered profound brain damage and would spend the rest of his life in a vegetative state.

"I can't put it into words," said his wife, Maria. "What kind of monster is that? That would just walk out? You trust this individual with your life."

The allegations are especially appalling because the family didn't learn of the misconduct until a year later, when an anonymous nurse called Perez's family and explained what happened during the heart operation. The anonymous person also spurred an investigation by state health department officials who later punished the surgeon.

This lawsuit is shocking because it shows how blatant instances of medical negligence are easily swept under the rug. Unsuccessful operations may be the result of medical malpractice, but it may take a lot of digging before the truth is uncovered.

Source: Mail Online, "Patient, 72, Left Brain Damaged 'After Doctor Walked Out In The Middle Of His Open-Heart Surgery To Attend A Lunch,'" Jan. 15, 2014

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