Medical mistakes that take place in New Jersey and across the country can be devastating for those involved. If such a mistake or negligence on the part of a doctor or other hospital staff results in the death of a patient, the situation can become even more difficult to deal with. After such an incident, a family may feel the need to pursue a medical malpractice case against the parties deemed liable for the occurrence.
A similar situation is taking place in another state after a patient suffered a stroke during surgery and apparently later died from the complication. According to reports, the family believes the hospital and certain staff members were negligent during surgery as they failed to realize that the patient's dentures had become stuck in his throat. This obstruction caused the patient to suffer from a lack of oxygen and subsequent stroke.
The patient then died due to complications relating to the stroke, including kidney failure. The family is seeking a claim for wrongful death as well as medical malpractice. At this time, it has not be specified what amount or type of compensation they are seeking for the damages.
When a medical procedure or its results leads to the death of a patient, a party's trust in the doctors and other staff can be shaken. If the family members of the decedent believe that negligence or other forms of medical malpractice played a role in the event, they may wish to pursue a case for compensation. Information on filing a claim for such a situation is available in New Jersey for parties who may have faced similar circumstances.
Source: louisianarecord.com, "Family of man who allegedly died after dentures became lodged in throat during surgery sues", Kyle Barnett, May 2, 2014