Medical Mistake Results in Death of 68-Year-Old Woman

The children of a 68-year-old woman are shaken by the death of their mother, which was caused by, they allege, a medical mistake. A medical mistake is only made worse by covering up or not disclosing pertinent information. Patients and citizens of Maryland may be interested in this medical lawsuit, which is not the first one made against this doctor.

A 68-year-old woman went into the hospital in another state on July 5, 2012, for a fairly common hiatal hernia operation. Three days after the surgery, a different doctor saw to the woman and released her even though she was complaining of having lower abdominal pain and the inability to urinate. At home, she was suffering from pain even with her pain medication, and she had nausea. Her son called an ambulance for her, and she was soon back in surgery following CT scans.

The doctor who initially performed the surgery repaired the hernia again and said the woman would be able to go home in a couple of days. However, her pain persisted, and she became weak and lethargic, ultimately having a spike in potassium that necessitated a move to ICU. The same doctor performed a third surgery on July 18, after which, the surgeon claimed that the woman should be on the mend. However, the days following the third surgery were fraught with complications, and on July 21, the patient died.

The woman's children were there for her through the entire ordeal. One of her children is employed in a hospital, and another works for the Environmental Health Department. Although the children asked questions, they allege they did not receive answers, which kept them in the dark about the credentials of the doctor and, ultimately, a doctor mistake that likely led to their mother's death. Confidentiality issues are at play in this case, and it can be hard to navigate through the legality of the situation. An experienced lawyer can help the families of Maryland citizens who feel the death of a loved one was caused by a medical mistake.

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