Surgical procedures are not without risks, which any surgeon will explain to patients before their operations begin. However, what happens when the surgery goes perfectly, but because of medical negligence on the part of the surgical team, there are still problems?
One Louisiana woman is suing a local hospital after her husband passed away following a biopsy procedure that was supposed to provide information about plaque in his stomach. When the surgery was completed, he continued to experience pain, and his wound was not healing well.
When he continued to complain about his pain, his doctor discovered a large pool of blood in his abdomen during a second surgery. This area was packed with sponges that were never removed. The patient suffered from kidney failure and sepsis, which ultimately led to his death.
As your St. Louis malpractice attorney, we want you know that we are very interested in looking out for your best interests where your health is concerned. The death of this man is tragic, and his widow is right to proceed with the legal steps that are necessary for her to receive compensation.
Medical malpractice is difficult to prove, however, when you work with an experienced St. Louis malpractice attorney, your chances of success increase. If you believe you are the victim of a medical malpractice case, please contact an attorney right away to discuss your legal options.