The client was in his mid-forties and married with four children. He had worked his whole life as a construction laborer, which lead to pain in his upper back. A decompression operation was performed with the client laying on his chest while the surgeon operated on his back. He was placed under general anesthesia and a breathing tube was inserted. After the surgery, while the client was recovering, he demonstrated some difficulty breathing and appeared to be irritated by the breathing tube. The anesthesiologist went up to the patient and manually removed the breathing tube. Within two minutes the client suffocated to death. The case was settled for $1.5 million.