A second medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against John Weiss, a Fayetteville surgeon specializing in heart problems. The latest suit, brought on behalf of patient John Walters, claims that Weiss negligently failed to remove a surgical tool known as a blue surgical tunneler from Walters’ left leg after performing heart surgery on him in December 2004. The tool was discovered in July 2008, when another physician ordered an x-ray image of Weiss’ hip in the course of diagnosing another ailment. A subsequent diagnosis of leukemia has been attributed to the impeded blood flow caused by the foreign body. The malpractice suit filed against Walters seeks monetary damages for pain, suffering, and medical expenses.
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