The death of a loved one can be a very traumatic and devastating experience. When a loved one is lost because of the negligence of another party, the trauma is greatly magnified. Unfortunately, negligence in the medical field occurs more frequently than most people realize. Even though medical professionals in Oregon undergo hours and hours of training, they still make mistakes. Recently, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit after alleged medical negligence attributed to the death of her husband.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff's husband was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm in his abdomen. The aneurysm continued to increased in size and needed surgical removal. Allegedly, the man's physician delayed the surgery and the aneurysm burst, which caused the man to die from hemorrhagic shock.
The plaintiff accuses the physician of failing to timely and appropriately recognize that her husband required surgery, which led to her husband's death. The plaintiff alleges that, due to her husband's untimely death, she suffered the loss of her his services and support, as well as his companionship. She requests a trial by jury and judgment for all recoverable damages.
Unfortunately, when mistakes happen in the medical field, patients and families have to live with the consequences. Doctors and medical professionals can be held accountable for their actions. Patients and families in Oregon that have been affected by medical negligence may have the right to legal recourse A successfully litigated lawsuit could provide much-needed financial relief as well as a sense of justice for victims and/or their families.
Source: flarecord.com, "Widow files medical malpractice claim against doctor over husband's death", Jenie Mallari-Torres, May 2, 2017