No patient should have to be subjected to negligence at the hands of a medical professional. It can be very harmful when medical professionals act negligently when providing care to patients. Negligence by medical professionals can sometimes even have deadly results. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals to not act negligently when caring for patients.
A wrongful death case has recently arisen which involves allegations of medical negligence. The case is from Louisiana. The case involves a man who underwent a surgery in June 2009. The surgery in question was a brain surgery. The surgery was aimed at removing a tumor the man had.
The man’s wife alleges that the doctor who performed this surgery acted negligently during the course of providing surgical care to the man. According to the man’s wife, the alleged negligence of the doctor caused the man to suffer severe brain damage and resulted in the man’s death.
A wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit has been brought by the man’s wife in a court in Louisiana in connection to the above allegations. The above-mentioned doctor is named as defendant in this lawsuit. It has been reported that the lawsuit is asking for damages. One wonders what will happen in this wrongful death/medical malpractice case and how it will ultimately be resolved.
As the allegations in this case illustrate, medical negligence can cause a great deal of harm to patients. One hopes medical professionals are held accountable when they commit harmful negligence against patients.
Source: The Louisiana Record, “Neurosurgeon sued for allegedly causing permanent brain damage to patient in surgery,” Catherine Melancon, Oct. 29, 2012