Surgery-related negligence can be a very serious matter. Such negligence can cause a great deal of harm to patients. Such negligence can sometimes even result in a patient dying. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals and medical facilities to not act negligently when providing surgery-related care to patients.
Recently, a wrongful death case has arisen in West Virginia involving allegations of surgery-related negligence. The case involves a woman who underwent a surgical procedure in September 2010. The surgery in question was laparoscopic surgery. The surgery reportedly was performed in response to appendix problems the woman was experiencing.
The woman’s family has accused the doctor who performed the surgery of negligence. Specifically, the woman’s family alleges that the doctor failed to act properly during and after the surgery.
According to the woman’s family, the doctor’s alleged negligence resulted in the woman’s death. The woman died in October 2010.
The woman’s family has brought a wrongful death lawsuit in a court in West Virginia in connection to these allegations. According to the article on the West Virginia Record’s website which reported this story, the lawsuit is asking for punitive and compensatory damages.
As the allegations in this case underscore, surgery-related negligence can be very harmful. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals and medical facilities make sure to act properly when providing surgery-related care. One also hopes medical professionals and medical facilities are held accountable when they commit surgery-related negligence and such negligence results in a patient getting hurt or dying.
Source: The West Virginia Record, “Man sues WVU Board of Governors for family member’s death,” Kyla Asbury, Jan. 4, 2013