Invasive and complicated medical procedures such as heart surgeries require surgeons and other providers to maintain constant focus and attention. One minor mistake during a procedure like this can mean death or permanent disabilities for the patient. The state of Kentucky is privileged to have some of the best surgeons and doctors in the country. However, any surgeon or physician can make mistakes and contribute to medical malpractice.
A man in another state filed a lawsuit against a hospital after he allegedly suffered two strokes after a heart procedure. According to the lawsuit, the man underwent a triple coronary artery bypass surgery. The plaintiff claims that, after the surgery, he experienced several complications that required extended care.
The lawsuit says the man suffered cranial swelling, loss of cognitive function and two strokes after his initial triple bypass surgery. The man claims he had a pre-existing condition that put him at risk for complications and the defendants failed to test him for these risks prior to surgery. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $25,000 plus all other just relief.
Although modern technology has made invasive surgical procedures safer, there is always a certain level of risk involved with these surgeries. No matter how skilled a surgeon is, humans will make mistakes. Families in Kentucky that been affected by medical malpractice could benefit by seeking the services of a legal representative and filing a claim. If negligence is proved, families could receive a monetary award to ease the pain and suffering associated with this experience.