Soldier Loses Legs In Botched Gallbladder Surgery

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Jessica Read is still stunned about what happened to her husband.  "It's very hard for us to understand." Last week, 20-year-old Colton Read, who grew up in Arlington and who's now in the U. S. Air Force, went to have laparoscopic surgery to remove his gall-bladder at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base near Sacramento. Read more

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#1 Jul 20, 2009
Ah, yes...... the wonders of government health care..... doctors that can't tell the difference between an aortic valve and a gall bladder.
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Fort Worth, TX

#2 Jul 21, 2009

Since: Dec 08

Born in Brooklyn, NY

#3 Jul 21, 2009
This is another victim of the poor medical care in the Military. Airman Colton James Reads family has set up a web site below.

The family can not take action because of the Feres doctrine. It is time for congress to act.

http://cbs11tv.com/health/medical.mistake.mil ...

http://www.coltonread.com/
Joe

Mankato, MN

#4 Sep 10, 2009
Actually, yes they can sue. the wife has to do it for her husband. I know. I'm ret AF. I have seen the largest malpractice law suit in the DOD come out of Sheppard AFB TX.

Since: Nov 11

Belgrade, Serbia

#5 Nov 24, 2011
Gallstones are actually "small stones" present in the gallbladder. A gallbladder is the sack positioned below a liver which generally keeps bile secreted by the liver. In the time of meals (primarily these incorporating fats or peptids), the gallbladder may generate contraction, providing bile thru bile ducts to the digestive tract that can help digestion. Defective structure of bile leads to formation of gallstones. Gallstone problems is a prevalent reason behind stomach discomfort, inflammation, along with infections of one's gall bladder and the pancreas.
http://www.thegallbladdersymptoms.org/

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