My diabetic Mother fell in the house on the 2/25. Was admitted to the hospital by her primary doctor 2/26 where he ( primary doctor) ordered a cat scan. It revealed a cancer in her lungs and a brain tumor. He recommended surgery to remove the tumor. 3/1 The tumor is removed . Due to the surgery it resulted in my mother having a stroke on the right side of her body. She was extremely coherent 2 days after surgery. On 3/8 She was transfered to a Rehabilitation home. On 3/9 while visiting her ,my wife noticed that my mothers toe nails where black. informed the RN she told us it was swollen. From 3/11 to 3/14 she was Heavily medicated . 3/19 she was given a biopsy. 3/20 was told her right foot had to be amputated because of gang green to her knee. She originally went in for her legs!
Negligence is a key concept of injury liability, and occurs when someone fails to take a reasonable amount of care to avoid injuring others.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional's negligence causes injury to a patient. Incorrect actions and inaction can both be forms of negligence.