The patient suffered significant complications as a result of the undiagnosed leak. She was hospitalized for five months and on a ventilator for a substantial portion of that hospitalization. She required numerous other surgeries and procedures due to the sepsis caused by the leak. Once discharged home, she required home nursing care and rehabilitation.
The lawsuit was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan. The case will be heard by a jury. No trial date has been set by the court.