Undergoing a major surgical procedure can be a stressful and harrowing process. Should anything go wrong during such an operation, the health of a patient in Illinois could be placed in jeopardy, and with new procedures, the risk of errors could be substantial. A family in another state was recently awarded a judgment of $2.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit after claiming a rushed procedure led to the wrongful death of a loved one.
The lawsuit reportedly stemmed from an incident in which the woman was scheduled to undergo an operation to remove a pacemaker. The family asserts that the facility chose to use a new procedure in which medical professionals would remove the device with the assistance of a laser guiding system. During the procedure, the family asserts that the laser pierced her blood vessels and heart, leaving her with internal bleeding.
After suffering substantial blood loss, the woman reportedly passed away. Following the incident, the family accused the facility of rushing a new procedure without taking the necessary precautions. The family also claims that staff members at the facility were not prepared to perform such an operation, and during legal proceedings, a jury reportedly reach a unanimous decision finding the facility culpable of medical malpractice.
Losing a loved one due to the negligent actions of another party can be a traumatic experience. Those who suffer such loss may wish to exercise their rights to pursue accountability through the civil justice system, and they could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney for guidance in the process. An attorney can evaluate the incident and assist a client in Illinois in pursuing compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.