NJ Doctors Beat Back Appeal In Post-Surgery Med Mal Suit

By Rachel O'Brien (February 3, 2021, 6:18 PM EST) -- A New Jersey state appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's trial victory for doctors in a medical malpractice suit that alleged they failed to properly treat a woman following her surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.

Lauren Gill Hayser and husband John Hayser sued the doctors, nurses, and the affiliated surgical group and medical center following complications from a bowel leak that caused an infection after doctors removed her cancerous tumor in 2013.

The Haysers asserted the staff was negligent in the post-surgical treatment because they didn't monitor, investigate or report post-operative signs of infection.

After an 11-day trial, a...

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