Trial has been set in the case of Lynn Carlisi vs.Cleveland Clinic and Raul Rosenthal, M.D. Dr. Rosenthal is the Chair of the General Surgery Department at the Cleveland Clinic located in Weston, Fla.
The lawsuit alleges that during an appendectomy procedure, Rosenthal perforated Carlisi’s colon and failed to recognize and repair the problem. Rosenthal then left on an extended vacation over the Christmas holidays during which time the clinic, (through its doctors and staff), failed to timely diagnose or repair the perforation, over several days.
This delay, it is alleged, caused the patient to become critically ill and resulted in the patient’s admission into intensive care. She then had to undergo emergency surgery to repair the perforations and re-route her intestines, requiring a colostomy bag. Because of the damage by the perforation and delay in treatment, the patient had to use the colostomy bag for six months. Carlisi also underwent several hospital admissions for procedures and an additional surgery.
The trial is scheduled for May 21st in Broward County. Carlisi is being represented by attorney, Diana Santa Maria, of Davie, Fla.
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