Tripler Hospital Settles Malpractice Lawsuit for $9.5M After Army Wife’s Botched Surgeries Led to Death

Tripler Army Medical Center

The U.S. government will pay $9.5 million to a military family to settle a medical malpractice judgment for a “botched gastric bypass surgery” in 2020. In November 2020, Julie Bond, a 31-year-old Army wife, underwent a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure at Tripler Army Medical Center after being referred to the hospital’s bariatric surgery program by her primary care physician at […]

LASIK Eye Surgeries Curtailed at Fort Cavazos Because of a Doctor Shortage

Soldier receives Lasik eye surgery

Soldiers at Fort Cavazos, Texas, may have difficulty getting corrective vision surgeries such as LASIK until at least January because of a doctor shortage. After a week of inquiries from, a spokesperson for the base’s medical center said that refractive eye surgeries — which can alleviate or fix farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism — are […]