It is very important for medical professionals and medical facilities to act properly when giving anesthesia to patients in connection to a surgical procedure. When medical professionals or medical facilities commit negligence in relation to the giving of anesthesia, it can cause great harm to patients. Tragically, anesthesia-related negligence can sometimes even result in a patient’s death.
Recently, a wrongful death case has arisen involving allegations of anesthesia-related negligence. The case is from Pennsylvania. The case involves a man who had an eye surgery in March 2011. The surgery reportedly was performed at a VA medical center in Pennsylvania. The surgery was aimed at removing a cataract.
The man’s daughter claims that two doctors who provided the man with care in connection to this surgery committed anesthesia-related negligence during the surgery. According to the man’s daughter, the man suffered a cardiac arrest and brain damage due to this alleged negligence. The man’s daughter also claims that the alleged negligence ultimately resulted in the man’s death. The man died in May 2011.
A lawsuit has been brought in a federal court by the man’s daughter in connection to these allegations. Reportedly, damages are being sought in this lawsuit. It will be interesting to see what happens in this case and how it is ultimately resolved.
As the allegations in this case underscore, anesthesia-related negligence can sometimes have fatal results. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals and medical facilities make sure to avoid committing negligence like that alleged in this case. One also hopes that medical professionals and medical facilities are held accountable when they act negligently in regards to the giving of anesthesia and such negligence results in a patient getting hurt or dying.
Source: The Times Leader, “Doctors sued over eye patient’s death,” Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Nov. 13, 2012
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