Haunting Story of Surgery Complications Raises Questions About Medical Malpractice at Las Vegas Hospital
It is a story the Southern Nevada medical community won’t soon forget: a 70-year-old woman spent a week doubled over in pain after a routine gall bladder surgery before dying of peritonitis, an infection of the stomach lining. Today, the family has turned to Las Vegas medical malpractice attorneys for answers.
The infection is thought to have been caused by a leak from her gall bladder into her abdomen. Doctors think that a clamp was somehow misused and created a small leak, which began filling her abdomen with bile. Laparoscopic gall bladder surgery is a routine outpatient surgery, and experts say that this Las Vegas woman’s death from the procedure can only be described as a “freak accident.” However, medical experts also say that the Nevada grandmother of 14 complained about exceptional pain as her condition worsened but doctors declined to run tests that could have discovered the dangerous mistake. The doctors’ failure to diagnose the woman’s condition resulted in a wrongful death.
This family is devastated, and nothing can restore to them the life of the vibrant and involved woman they lost so abruptly. The family has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, in part motivated by a desire to prevent other Clark County families from suffering medical tragedy.
If you or a loved one have been affected by the failure of a medical professional, call us today for a free consultation at one of our two Las Vegas medical malpractice law offices located downtown and in Summerlin.