A tonsillectomy was ill-advised due to the fact that the sleep apnea was mild, the widow’s lawyer argued, reports the Boston Herald.

In 2004, Eric Price — a 38-year-old father of two living in Hull and working his dream job at Merrill Lynch — had a tonsillectomy performed by Dr. Peter Ambrus at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, which Ambrus suggested would correct a mild case of sleep apnea.

Two days later, his throat began bleeding uncontrollably, and he died within minutes, Price-Brown said.

“I saw him run into the bathroom and I knew something was wrong right away,” Price-Brown said. “Maybe four to six minutes later my husband bled to death in my arms.”