Texas Man Claims Medical Errors Led to Leg Amputations

November 21, 2014

A Texas man intending to undergo a weight-loss operation is seeking $10 million in damages for what he says were a series of medical blunders that led to the amputation of both his legs at the knee.

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

Saucedo alleges that doctors mistakenly cut his aorta, leading to extensive blood loss. He was taken to a hospital in Grapevine, northeast of Fort Worth, and Saucedo further claims doctors there were slow to diagnose his condition, prompting organ failure.

Attorney Timothy Ryan, representing doctors at the Kim Bariatric Institute of Colleyville, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “We’re looking forward to presenting our case in court.”

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