Notre Dame football Coach Charlie Weis nearly died after gastric bypass surgery a few years ago due to internal bleeding, so he sued surgeons Charles Ferguson and Richard Hodin for negligence. I love this detail from the first time they faced off in court:

The first trial ended in a mistrial in February after Ferguson and Hodin rushed to the aid of a juror who collapsed in the courtroom.

It can't be good for your malpractice suit when the defendants save a juror.

-- Rogers Cadenhead


you mean "when the defendants save a juror", no?


Ouch. Corrected. I knew I shouldn't have outsourced my fact checking.


Nice job, Penelope.

Oh no he di'uhnt!


This must be about the most important issue you could find to post, right?

Does this promote universal medical care, or what?


If I was that juror, I'll be very afraid. Who knows what body parts they removed to save his life!


hahaha, that is pretty funny, however I don't see how the doctors could win if he suffered from internal bleeding. (that is, of course, if he knew or should have known that those were one of the risks of the surgery)

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--Matthew from the local desk at


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