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Unformatted text preview: Charles Aguilar Natalie Wanner Kevin Owens Jared Long 4.9) Elsie Mack was admitted as a patient to the Lydia E. Hall Hospital for a surgical procedure for the treatment of rectal cancer. Dr. Joseph Jahr was the surgeon in charge of the operation, along with an anesthesiologist, nurses, and other hospital personnel who assisted with the operation. An electrocoagulator was used during the operation to coagulate Macks blood vessels and stop the bleeding. A component part of the electroagulator known as a grounding pad was placed on Macks left thigh and remained there throughout the surgery. While under anesthesia, Mack suffered third-degree burns on the side of her left thigh because the pad was in contact with her skin tissue. When the grounding pad was removed there was a burn inch deep and over 2 inches in diameter where the pad had been placed. Mack sued the burn inch deep and over 2 inches in diameter where the pad had been placed....
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