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‘Short gut syndrome’ lawsuit settles as jurors deliberate

A two-week medical-malpractice trial in St. Louis County settled confidentially just before the jury was expected to render a verdict. The plaintiff, Velma Kuehn, had been treated at St. Mary’s Hospital for an abdominal hernia. In a lawsuit filed in 2013, Kuehn alleged that the surgeon perforated her bowel, leading to sepsis. She was hospitalized for ...