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Plaintiff’s husband, age 65, underwent a mitral valve repair and was scheduled to be discharged. On the morning he was to be discharged, he began experiencing abdominal pain and was transferred back to the ICU where he died approximately 8 hours later. Prior to his admission for surgery, Plaintiff’s husband had been diagnosed at the same hospital with a history of peripheral vascular disease and iliac aneurysm. At no point during his time in ICU was an abdominal CT scan ordered. An autopsy was performed which determined the cause of death to be a ruptured iliac aneurysm.

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