Surgeon Left Open-Heart Operation Early, Lawsuit Claims

Patient Silvino Perez, 72, has been in a vegetative state since his 2012 operation.
3:00 | 01/09/14

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A Fresno California man lives in a vegetative state and his family blames a surgeon for walking out in the middle of a heart procedure 78 year old Selena Perez was undergoing open heart surgery when his family claims. Doctor surveys show entry simply left the operating theater shortly after -- developed complications and looked into a -- My god I can't put into words can you imagine. Look at the monster is this there would just walk out here you go. Can you trust -- with your life if -- what you're doing -- -- individual worth. -- family has filed suit against doctor shot -- and the hospitals saying they would never have known the truth about what happened. If they hadn't been alerted by an anonymous call from a nurse was present during the botched operation. Hospital says it can't comment pending litigation.

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