Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Gerry's Educational Medical Malpractice Website
It was supposed to be a routine hernia repair. The doctor told her it was going to be same day surgery. She would be in and out without problem.
She had developed a painful hernia because of surgery she had a few years earlier. It was time to get the hernia treated. The doctor convinced her there was nothing to worry about.
During the surgery the patient's bowel was accidentally punctured. The good thing is that the surgeon recognized that there was an injury during surgery and then went ahead and tried to fix it. Over the next two days, the patient's condition deteriorated.
No one could understand why her blood pressure was dropping. She looked sicker and sicker with each passing day and her kidney function was deteriorating as well.
Finally, another surgeon rushed the patient to the operating room to re-explore her belly to find out what was happening. What he found was shocking.
What he found was something that never should have been in her belly. As a result of his findings, they now knew why her condition was getting worse and worse.
Ultimately, because of the massive unrecognized infection known as sepsis, this patient continued to deteriorate until she died hours after her second surgery.
Watch the video to learn what the surgeon found inside her belly during her second surgery.
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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