Weight gain following IV fluids

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Intravenous news: wvrecord.com report “A Boone County woman says a Charleston hospital gave her too much intravenous fluids and caused her to gain 20 pounds. Cynthia Gay filed a lawsuit June 18 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Charleston Area Medical Center, the West Virginia University Board of Governors and Dr. Damian Maxwell.

Maxwell performed an exploratory laparotomy and ileocecectomy on Gay, the complaint says. After the procedures, Gay was started on intravenous fluids as she convalesced. Gay says staff at the hospital was negligent and didn’t monitor how much IV fluids she was being given. As a result, on Nov. 3, 2007, Gay says she weighed 124 pounds”.

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