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Fresno Media Covers Ricardo Echeverria Trial

The medical malpractice civil trial of heart surgeon Pervaiz Chaudhry in Fresno County Superior Court began with the opening statement by Ricardo Echeverria who represents a patient left in a vegetative state after open-heart surgery.

When heart patient Silvino Perez, 76, kept bleeding after the surgery, he lost so much blood that his brain was starved of oxygen and now he’s permanently comatose.

The Fresno Bee newspaper has covered the case quite a bit, below are news links to the story:

Heart doctor in civil trial testifies patient wasn’t abandoned on operating tableFresno Bee, January 31, 2018

Witness says chaos erupts after surgeon leaves patient following open-heart surgeryFresno Bee, January 17, 2018

Trial Against Renowned Heart Surgeon BeginsLegal Reader, January 16, 2018

Surgeon in medical malpractice trial left the operating room too soon, attorney saysFresno Bee, January 11, 2018