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Family receives compensation after negligence-related death

New York residents may be interested in a recent jury decision which awarded a family $2.4 million. In 2007, a woman died after seeking emergency treatment for severe pain in her abdomen and back. Two years earlier, she had undergone gastric bypass surgery, a relatively common procedure. Often, bowel obstruction is a complication in this type of surgery, but the suit claimed that the failure to diagnose this lead to her death.

The doctor who attended to the woman in the emergency room was named in the suit, along with the hospital group that employed him. The woman, age 47, left behind her husband, son and a granddaughter. Her husband expressed his relief that the suit had ended after nearly four years and that the jury had agreed with his family. He said that they had not thought about the possible risks when his wife had gone in for treatment, claiming that people do not consider that it may be their loved one that suffers or dies due to medical error.

There are many complications that can occur following surgery, and the protection of patients ought to be of the utmost importance. Also, catching these complications as quickly as possible can help to minimize the effects. Hospital staff is charged with caring for their patients and remaining aware during their recovery.

Misdiagnosis can be as dangerous as the failure to diagnose. With many illnesses, time is of the essence, and a delayed cancer or heart attack diagnosis can have catastrophic consequences. Victims and their families may not be aware of their medical and legal rights, but an experienced medical malpractice attorney can ensure that their interests are represented.

Source:  The News-Democrat, "Jury awards multi-million dollar verdict in medical malpractice case" Beth Hundsdorfer, Nov. 21, 2013

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