Firm Secures Compensation for Wrongful Death
A woman who died the day after a bungled surgery had $2.45 million dollars awarded to her estate in a wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit. The negligent doctors failed to diagnose the woman’s hypoxia, a dangerous condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply, and failed to warn her of the risks of surgery. During the procedure the woman suffered anoxia (complete depletion of oxygen), respiratory failure, pulmonary insufficiency, hypertension, hypotension, cerebral edema and perfusion injury, and brain death. She died several hours later.
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