My father underwent, what we now know to be, a unnecessary exploratory surgery. He ended up bleeding internally and almost dying. The surgeon neglected him for 5 hours after surgery and put him on a transport vehicle to another hospital unstable before he "corrected" the problem. This internal bleeding caused his kidneys and liver to completely shut down and he struggled to live for a week. We ended up having him transferred to Houston Methodist where they saved his life. He ended up having to receive a new liver, but it took him multiple surgeries and almost 6 months in the hospital before he was well enough to go home. This surgeon ruined my dad's life, and our current lawyer says that the surgeon has just declared bankruptcy and he also let his malpractice insurance lapse before he performed the surgery (assuming because he already had multiple lawsuits against him that are not publicly known).. Can action still be taken against the surgeon, or at least against the original facility that allowed him to practice knowing he didn't have insurance?
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