This case involves a 28-year-old male patient with a history of drug-resistant epilepsy in the temporal lobe. The patient underwent a temporal lobectomy and amygdala hippocampectomy. During the procedure, a significant portion of the hippocampus was removed along with the majority of the uncus. The surgery was completed with no complications noted in the operative report. The patient was then transferred to the post-anesthesia care unit. Upon his arrival, the staff had difficulty reviving the patient from the anesthesia. A CT scan of the brain revealed a massive hemorrhage centered on the thalamus. The patient remained in a permanent vegetative state. It was alleged that the defendant neurosurgeon failed to take sufficient action to evacuate the hemorrhage and limit the degree of injury.