eight months laters dies from CHF and Malnutrition after being in four hospitals, three nursing homes, deveoped stage II bed sores, had compression fractures of L1, L2, L3, L4, L5 lumbar that was never told to us. Botched surgery for a supposed minimally displaced fracture just above the knee (rt), follow up appt with surgeon showed us one xray of a surgical procedure; copy given from hospital radiology showed a totally different procedure; aspirated during surgery, but we were never informed of that either. Cause: an esophagas full of undigested food due to a lower sphincter problem causing food to go down very slowly. Had COPD and was given a steady drip of MORPHINE (causes upper respiratory distress), given no food or water to drink for almost four days post surgery but steadily sen
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.