The death of a family member is often a difficult thing for people to come to terms with. Some people, as some Florida residents may know, never fully recover from that loss, especially if they believe that their loved one’s death could have been prevented. One woman has filed a complaint, claiming that medical malpractice and negligence ultimately caused the death of a male patient in January of last year. 

In her lawsuit, the plaintiff claims that doctors failed to provide the care that highly skilled and qualified professionals should have been able to provide. Her suit alleged that doctors failed to fully explore the patient’s abdominal cavity and caused a perforation of the duodenum, a part of the small intestine. These things, the suit claims, eventually caused the patient to suffer from septicemia, or blood poisoning, and ultimately led to his death.

The patient’s death, the plaintiff claims, was devastating for his next of kin. She claims that the family has experienced grief and sorrow, permanent injuries, as well as other damages. A trial by jury has been requested, and the plaintiff is seeking more than $50,000 in damages as well as court costs.

Many people do not consider that they might become victims of medical malpractice when they are receiving treatment for an illness or an injury. Unfortunately, the care provided to patients sometimes is not as high-quality as it should be. Florida victims of malpractice could benefit from speaking with an attorney. These patients or their families may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, or funeral costs. 

Source: madisonrecord.com, “Woman files medical malpractice suit against Lincoln Surgical Associates“, Angelica Saylo Pilo, April 13, 2018