Sunday, November 18, 2012
Gerry's Educational Medical Malpractice Website
The fire was devastating. She suffered massive smoke inhalation. She was in the hospital for days and was having difficulty breathing. Her esophagus was badly burned from the fire. A feeding tube was inserted to feed her.
After a few days, the feeding tube was removed in order to clean it. When the doctors reinserted the feeding tube, they believed it was in the correct position.
Unfortunately for the patient, the feeding tube was not put into the correct place. The protein and food the patient was being fed, instead of going directly into her stomach, was instead going directly into her abdominal cavity.
They continued to feed her this way even as her condition deteriorated. Not a single doctor, resident or attending physician recognized the likelihood or the possibility that the feeding tube was not properly inserted. Not a single one recognized that this woman was septic.
They all saw that her kidney function was deteriorating. They all saw her organs were shutting down. They didn't know why. It was only after she died, during an autopsy that the medical examiner realized exactly why she was so sick and why she died.
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Here's a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client.
Here's a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering.
To learn more about how medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website.
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