MAY 24, 2005 -- New Hanover Regional Medical Center has settled lawsuits with seven patients who claimed a former surgeon performed the wrong surgery.
The patients accused doctor stephen olchowski of billing for a more expensive form of bariatric surgery, while performing another. They say olchowski performed a shortcut procedure that caused medical complications. The exact terms of the settlements have not been disclosed, but one hospital trustee put the figure at several million dollars.
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