People in Wisconsin and across the country undergo so-called “routine” medical procedures every day. Even though these procedures are often performed successfully, it does not mean that they are completely without risk, especially if negligence occurs. In fact, a family in another state is seeking answers, claiming that their loved one died as a result of medical malpractice.
The patient in this case is a 27-year-old woman. She reportedly underwent surgery to have a cyst removed in her left leg. At some point — a representative for the family believes it was while the woman was on the operating table — the woman went into cardiac arrest. Reports indicate that she died the following day.
The family reports that the woman was in good health. They speculate that she was either administered too much anesthesia or was not properly monitored during the administration of anesthesia, resulting in her death. Citing patient confidentiality, representatives for the hospital declined to comment on the woman’s case other than to express their condolences and state that they prioritize patient health and safety.
The woman leaves behind two young children as a result of the alleged medical malpractice. Her mother has since filed a lawsuit against the hospital, seeking $50 million in damages. While a successfully presented case will likely help the family as they cope with the costs associated with their loss, it could also result in changes in procedure that could ultimately prevent others from similar suffering in the future. Fortunately, there are experienced professionals in Wisconsin who can victims of medical negligence fully understand their options.