We filed a lawsuit this week against Yale-New Haven Hospital and a surgeon, Dr. Joseph Akar, on behalf of a client who fell from the operating table following a fairly routine procedure. The woman went to the hospital for the implantation of a pacemaker and while still under anesthesia from the procedure fell from the table to the floor. She hit the floor with such force that she suffered a head injury, a broken collar bone, broken hip, and broken toe. Hitting her head caused bleeding around the lining of her brain. She also damaged her back. The woman, who prior to the incident was independent and energetic, is now a shut-in, dependent on others.