He was a patient who expected that his doctors would perform their jobs with the utmost of their abilities. However, as a result of their alleged negligence the man bled to death following ulcer surgery. Last month, an Alabama jury awarded the family $3 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The defense said, “jury’s decision is one with which we disagree, and we are disappointed in their verdict.” An appeal is expected.
The family alleged that the man bled to death due to negligent care during his hospital stay and failure to provide the proper follow-up care after the man was released from the hospital. The suit claimed negli¬gent and improper surgery and medical care by the hospital and doctors. The defense argued at trial that anemia, alcohol use, and the use of over-the-counter medication were contributing factors to the man’s death. The defendants also claimed that his ulcer was unusually large and could not be treated with standard surgical procedures.
Medical Malpractice is a serious issue and a leading cause of wrongful death. While no amount of money can replace the loss of a family member, filing a wrongful death lawsuit for medical malpractice is a way for family members to relieve some of the financial burden and move on with their life. Wrongful death lawsuits are difficult to pursue, and many victims never receive the compensation they deserve. It is important to talk to an experienced medical malpractice attorney to ensure your case has the best possible chance at success. The attorney will need to prove that the doctors and nurses were negligent with regards to their care of the patient.
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