Many Oregon residents may not know that negligence in the field of healthcare is one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. Doctors, nurses, and other medical providers are entrusted with the care of thousands of patients each day. When mistakes are made, the effects are magnified, and consequences can be deadly for the patient. Parents in another state are pursuing legal action after they claim the death of their 9-year-old son was caused by medical negligence.
The child reportedly passed away almost two years ago, and an investigation into the incident recently concluded. According to reports, the child was admitted to the hospital after cutting his hand on glass while at school. Reports say it was recommended by doctors that the child have surgery to treat the wound.
The investigation reports say that, after the surgery, the child's condition gradually worsened, and he passed away the next day. The investigation reports also indicate that the child had no prior illnesses, and officials concluded that the death of the child was most likely due to negligence in the post-operative care of the boy. The parent's of the boy are planning to pursue legal action against the hospital.
Although Oregon citizens have access to some of the best medical care available in the country, negligence will continue to occur. The consequences of medical negligence are deadly, and they not only affect patients but also the patients' families. Families that have lost a loved one to medical negligence can take legal action. A lawsuit, if successful, could provide families with financial relief to help with medical bills and end-of-life expenses.
Source: thenewsminute.com, "Over a year after 9-yr-old died in Hyd hospital, report confirms it was medical negligence", Nitin B., Dec. 20, 2017