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Doe, 14, began experiencing headaches, balance issues, fatigue and dizziness. In 2015, Doe underwent an MRI at Florence MRI & Imaging, where radiologist Dr. Zachary Kilpatrick interpreted the MRI as showing no abnormalities, critical findings or cause for concern.

Doe’s symptoms continued intermittently. He underwent a second MRI in 2018. This time, Dr. Kilpatrick identified a brain tumor on the scan.

Doe underwent surgery to remove the tumor of the cerebellum followed by radiation and chemotherapy. Afterwards, Doe suffered a debilitating stroke and continued to experience disabling symptoms, including severe nausea, vision and speak deficits, as well as difficulty walking.
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After Ms. Doe, 35, delivered her third child, she continued to hemorrhage. Doe’s attending obstetrician ordered exploratory surgery to determine the cause of the bleeding. Doe was transferred to an operating room.

The obstetrician allegedly did not order a backup supply of compatible blood before this surgery. Additionally, the attending anesthesiologist did not order the emergency release of blood for Doe, despite her continued bleeding.

During the surgery, Doe coded. Medical staff were able to resuscitate her, but she suffered catastrophic brain damage. Doe died the next day and was survived by her fiancé and three minor children.
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