A jury awarded $3 million to the husband of a woman who died due to medical malpractice. On September 10, 2009, a 64-year-old woman underwent a routine surgery to have an ovarian cyst removed at the Dekalb Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Just two days after the surgery, the woman died because her bowel had been pierced during the procedure. Her husband filed a medical malpractice lawsuit claiming the gynecologist failed to inspect the bowel to ensure no cuts had been made. A Dekalb County jury agreed with the plaintiff and awarded him with $3 million, despite the medical center denying the allegations.
Millions of people are treated by medical personnel several times a year and as the population increases, medical providers are treating more patients than ever before which increases the risks for mistakes. When an individual does not receive medical treatment that meets the standard level of care and they sustain injuries due to the negligence of the medical provider, they may have grounds to file a medical malpractice case. Surgical errors, misdiagnosis, birth injuries, medical errors, and preventable infections are all examples of medical malpractice.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or death due to the negligence of a medical provider, it is imperative that you contact the medical malpractice attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys are passionate about your health and safety and when they are compromised, we will fight aggressively to obtain the justice you deserve. We will work to recover the maximum compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, mental anguish, and future medical care. Contact our St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys today for a free no-obligation consultation.