The case involved a patient who underwent a laparascopic repair of a ventral hernia and suffered a perforation of her colon. She was in the ICU for 3 months and claimed permanent injuries including anoxic brain damage. Testimony from numerous specialties was involved including general surgery and pathology/histology.The defense successfully argued that the perforation was caused by a combination of plaintiff’s numerous comorbidities and the fact that she had extensive adhesions as a result of her prior surgery.