Ohio State University will pay almost two million dollars to settle a medical malpractice lawsuit after a patient died following two surgeries nine years ago. Stephen Fortuna, 42, died after surgeries intended to correct gastric reflux disease (GERD). He had surgery in May 1999 and then again three days later.

In the complaint his wife, Vicki Fortuna, claims that the hospital and staff were negligence and failed to inform her husband of the risks associated with the surgery, and he was not advised of alternative treatments, according to his wife.

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