It is very important for medical professionals to act properly when providing care to patients. If medical professionals commit negligence when providing patients with care, it can result in patients suffering great harm. Sadly, medical negligence can sometimes even have fatal results.
Recently, a verdict was reached in a case from New York that involved allegations of medical malpractice. The case involved a woman who reportedly underwent a surgical procedure at a New York hospital on December 11, 2007. The woman reportedly died on December 12, 2007.
The woman's family alleged that an anesthesiologist at the hospital provided the woman with negligent care. The woman's family further claimed that this alleged negligent care contributed to the woman's death.
The woman's family brought a medical malpractice lawsuit in a court in New York against the anesthesiologist in connection to these allegations. A trial was held on this matter. Recently, the jury in this case reached its verdict. According to the Press-Republican article which reported this story, the jury ruled against the anesthesiologist and awarded the woman's family a monetary judgment.
As this medical malpractice case underscores, medical negligence can be very harmful. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals make sure to act properly when providing care to a patient. One also hopes that medical professionals are held accountable when they act negligently in connection to the care of a patient and such negligence leads to a patient's death. No patient should have to lose his or her life because a medical professional acted negligently.
Source: The Press-Republican, "Local doctor found negligent in death of Plattsburgh woman," Jeff Meyers, Oct. 27, 2011