It is very important for medical professionals and medical facilities to not act negligently when providing post-surgical care to patients. Post-surgical negligence can be very harmful to patients. Such medical negligence can sometimes even have fatal results. No patient should have to suffer harm or lose his or her life because a medical professional or medical facility failed to act properly.
A wrongful death case has recently arisen in Texas involving allegations of negligent post-surgical care. The case involves a woman who underwent a surgical procedure in December 2010 at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Before the performance of the procedure, the woman was given anesthesia.
The woman’s family alleges that negligence occurred in relation to the woman’s post-surgical care. According to the woman’s family, the woman was not properly monitored after the surgical procedure.
The woman’s family alleges that this alleged negligence led to the woman dying from anesthesia-related complications.
A lawsuit has been brought by the woman’s family in a court in Texas in connection to these allegations. The lawsuit names two doctors, an anesthesia group and the above-mentioned hospital as defendants. Reportedly, the woman’s family is asking for damages in the lawsuit.
As the allegations in this case illustrate, a great deal of harm can be caused when medical professionals or medical facilities act negligently in connection to post-surgical care. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals and medical facilities make sure to act properly when providing post-surgical care to patients. One also hopes that medical professionals and medical facilities are held accountable when they commit post-surgical negligence and such negligence results in a patient getting hurt or dying.
Source: The Southeast Texas Record, “Mother claims daughter died from complications of anesthesia,” Kelly Holleran, Dec. 31, 2012