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Man claims medical errors led to leg amputations

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas man is seeking $10 million in damages for what he says were a series of medical blunders during weight-loss surgery that led to the amputation of both his legs at the knee.

Carlos Saucedo has filed a lawsuit claiming negligence by doctors involved in his 2013 gastric sleeve procedure near Fort Worth. The operation induces weight loss by restricting food intake.

Saucedo alleges that doctors mistakenly cut his aorta, leading to blood loss and lack of circulation to his legs. The lawsuit says he was then taken to a hospital where doctors were slow to diagnose his condition, prompting organ failure. Physicians at that facility are also named as defendants.

Attorney Timothy Ryan, representing doctors at the bariatric clinic, says he’s reviewing details of the case.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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