This case involves a 62-year-old man who was diagnosed with a benign growth at the base of his skull. The patient underwent a neck dissection with resection of the tumor by an ENT. The ENT had originally intended to schedule a vascular surgeon to assist him with the surgery. On the day of the operation, the vascular surgeon did not show up, and it was discovered that he had never been called by the ENT. During the operation, there was a tear in the patient’s carotid artery. No vascular surgeon was available to help during the carotid injury. The patient subsequently suffered a stroke. It was alleged that the ENT surgeon did not know how to properly manage this complication and used an improper technique in order to repair the injury.