This is sad and the accidental hitting of his large intestine that created an infection for a normal routine gall bladder removal even adds a little more despair here with Healthcare reform and all the talk amongst the news. He had the initial surgery at the National Naval Medical Center and Bethesda and was admitted later to a Virginia hospital, so it appears it was the nick of the intestine and developing infection that lead to his death.
You wonder if the infection could have been found sooner, but that is something I guess we may never know. Rest in Peace. BD
CNN) -- Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, a longtime fixture on the House subcommittee that oversees Pentagon spending, died after complications from gallbladder surgery, according to his office. He was 77.
The Democratic congressman recently underwent scheduled laparoscopic surgery at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to remove his gallbladder. The procedure was "routine minimally invasive surgery," but doctors "hit his intestines," a source close to the late congressman told CNN.