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Families often feel devastated when malpractice leads to death

When suffering from a health-related issue, many New Jersey residents go to the hospital or seek other medical attention in hopes of getting better. In most cases, individuals are able to get the needed treatment and recover successfully from their ailments or injuries. On the other hand, a hospital visit could result in serious issues or death due to medical negligence.

It was recently reported that one family in another state took legal action after losing a loved one to such negligence. Reports indicated that a man had ruptured a tendon in his leg after falling from his truck. This injury required surgery to repair, but after the procedure, the man began experiencing leg swelling, chest pain and shortness of breath. However, doctors and other medical staff did not diagnose or rule out that the man might be suffering from a blood clot.

Due to this oversight, the man died as a result of a pulmonary embolism 50 days after his surgery. His surviving family feel that the hospital and staff were negligent due to not recognizing the signs of this medical issue as well as failing to test for it. The jury on the case recently awarded the family $3 million for their loss and other damages.

When medical malpractice leads to the death of a loved one, the situation can be particularly devastating. If New Jersey residents have suffered in a similar manner as the family in this case due to such negligence, they may want to gain more information on malpractice claims. Knowledgeable attorneys could help answer any questions and provide guidance throughout the legal process for interested parties.

Source: mysuburbanlife.com, "Elmhurst man's family receives $3M verdict in Elmhurst Hospital medical malpractice case", Nov. 21, 2017

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