Patient Dies After Spine Surgery, Family Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Aug 7, 2018
Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 7, 2018 – A medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that the director of spine surgery at a Washington, D.C. hospital operated on a patient in 2015 without taking all the patient’s health risks under consideration, and did not properly monitor her deteriorating post-surgical condition. As a result, the patient died.
According to the claim, the patient was admitted to the hospital on March 24, 2015 for spine surgery. The operation was to have taken place a month prior but was delayed due to a skin infection. On the day of the operation, the woman’s white blood cell count was rising, indicating an infection. However, the surgeon proceeded with the operation. The lawsuit alleges the defendants conduct was “outrageous, grossly fraudulent, grossly negligent and/or reckless towards the safety of decedent.”
According to the lawsuit, the hospital did not conduct tests to monitor the patient’s condition. Furthermore, an MRI was not performed, which would have indicated a spinal epidural abscess that led to the patient’s paralysis. That and other post-operative complications resulted in the woman’s death.
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