Medical professionals go through several years of training in order to prepare them for treating a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. Patients across the country, including Florida, trust that these professionals have completed this training and will use what they have learned to the best of their abilities. However, there are times when medical staff attempt to perform procedures that they have not been properly trained for or they fail to perform a procedure to the standard that it should be performed, and the result may be a medical malpractice lawsuit.
A widow has recently filed a lawsuit stating that the medical personnel who performed a hernia repair surgery on her husband were negligent. The man originally underwent the hiatal hernia repair surgery in May 2017. Unfortunately, during the surgery, the man began to hemorrhage. This eventually caused the patient to suffer from cardiac arrest and die.
The deceased man’s wife claims that her husband’s death was preventable and that the medical staff was negligent during surgery. It has been alleged that the medical team was not fully qualified to perform the surgery, or they were at the very least performing the procedure far below the proper standard of care. The widow is asking for compensation for general damages, incidental expenses, court costs and interest on all of these costs.
Florida residents who have been injured or whose family member has been injured as a result of a medical professional’s mistake could benefit from speaking with an attorney. Victims of medical malpractice may be entitled to compensation. This might include payments for medical expenses or funeral costs as was the case here.