It's important to learn the cause of the fluid retention. Heart failure can cause flluid retention. If the fluid retention had not been treated wouldn't the patient have suffered worsening heart failure? Was the patient taking any heart medications at the time the fluid retention occurred? The doctors may have found the only remaining treatment was something like lasik. You should consult a lawyer with experience in Virginia medical malpractice cases but make sure you have all the facts and an accurate history for the lawyer to consider.
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