This gastrointestinal case involves a middle aged male who had undergone an outpatient surgery to repair a knee injury. After the surgery was completed, the patient was discharged with medication for pain. For several days after the surgery, the patient was unable to move his bowels and had significant abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and lethargy. He was taken to the ER and admitted to the hospital, where he was given stool softeners, however he remained in significant pain. He was not given a CT or any other abdominal imaging studies, nor did the ER doctor call in a surgeon when the patient initially presented to the hospital. After spending several days in agonizing pain, he was eventually given a CT scan and diagnosed with a perforated bowel. An urgent surgical consultation was called for, and he underwent emergency surgery to repair the perforation. As a result of the delay in detecting his bowel injuries, the patient suffered from myriad complications, including trouble breathing and multiple organ failure. Doctors performed a series of additional surgeries in an attempt to stabilize the patient’s condition, including abdominal wash outs and drainage installation. Doctors also removed a significant length of the patient’s intestines. Despite these efforts, the patient developed sepsis and eventually died in the hospital.