This case takes place in Louisiana and involves a male patient who presented to the ER with acute appendicitis. A CT scan showed appendicitis with no leakage or signs of rupture. Following the scan, he waited 11 hours in the waiting room, during which time his appendix ruptured. The patient was then admitted for emergency treatment, where an appendectomy was performed. The rupture of the patient’s appendix caused peritonitis, yet during the appendectomy, the surgeon did not provide a drainage procedure to get rid of the residual abscesses. The surgeon discharged the patient two days after the ruptured appendectomy when the patient was still having abdominal pain, was not passing gas nor having bowel movements, and was complaining about abnormal abdominal pain after the appendectomy, and rejected further testing for the abnormal pain. The patient presented to the ER again shortly after discharge and had to undergo a second surgery for bowel obstruction.