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New Jersey: hospital negligence as a result of surgery

Every day, hundreds of New Jersey residents undergo surgery for various reasons. Some surgeries are minor in nature and the patient is expected to quickly recover. Other surgeries are for more life-threatening conditions and the outcome is uncertain. Regardless of the type of surgery the patient is receiving, he or she does have the expectation that the surgeon is competent and hospital negligence will not even be an issue.

Most surgeries are performed in an attempt to correct a problem. Perhaps a bone has been broken and needs to be put back into place, or perhaps a new heart valve needs to be put in. The idea behind the surgery is that the patient will be better off once he or she has the surgery and recovers.

Recently, one gentleman filed suit stating that this was not the case. He asserts that the surgeon actually caused him to suffer additional problems and that he suffered from surgical complications. Although he was sent home from the hospital two days after surgery, he was soon re-admitted and underwent a second surgery to correct problems caused by the first one.

This suit alleges both surgical and hospital negligence. Reports indicate that the surgeon has been the defendant in a number of lawsuits over the past few years. Although these suits were dismissed, the patient's perspective is that this is hospital negligence based upon the surgeon's history.

Whenever a New Jersey resident must undergo surgery, he or she should expect to receive the best of care. When this does not happen, and complications arise, the patient is the one who suffers as the result of possible hospital negligence. At this point, one will want to analyze appropriate legal options in an attempt to seek some relief from the situation.

Source: abqjournal.com, "Former Santa Fe hospital doc sued again", Edmundo Carrillo, Aug. 5, 2016

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