Facts of the Case
Plaintiff went to Pitt County Memorial Hospital for vascular surgery. She had suffered for years with a vascular disease that left her with only half a kidney that was not functioning very well. She was suffering pain from an aortic aneurysm. This is a bulge in a section of the aorta which is our main artery that carries oxygen from the heart to the rest of our body. It is a dangerous condition. In a nutshell, this woman was frail and having real health issues.