Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers recently filed a case against a St. Clair County Hospital and surgeon for their failure to properly diagnose and treat an anastomotic leak in a 65 year old man. The patient had undergone a surgical procedure was admitted to the hospital. During his admission, he demonstrated signs and symptoms of a post-operative leak which was a medical emergency. The lawsuit alleges that the surgeon and nursing staff failed to recognize the clinical signs of the leak and he was not taken back to surgery prevent further injury or harm. As a result of such failure to diagnose and treat his deteriorating condition, the patient developed peritonitis, sepsis, and died when his internal organs shut down. The lawsuit claims that if the patient had received proper and timely treatment, he would have survived and be alive today.
Our malpractice lawyers were retained by the wife and family of the patient. On their behalf, we will be pursuing the wrongful death case to recover all damages permissible under Michigan law. These damages include the pain and suffering endured by the patient until his death as well as the loss of his society and companionship suffered by his family as a result of his death. Additionally, the lawsuit seeks damages for the loss of household services and financial support his wife and children have sustained and will continue to sustain as a result of his tragic and untimely death.
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