Victim had outpatient procedure, bled out in recovery not noticed until cardiac arrest. Lived about one month on life support, dialysis. Finally life support withdrawn after negative brain scans and per living will wishes.
If the question relates to whether a suit can be brought because the hospital followed a patient's express wishes (as set forth in a valid living will) and withdrew life support, the answer is probably not, assuming that the hospital and its personnel properly interpreted the data showing brain death. However, in general a patient should not bleed to death after a routine outpatient procedure. I think it would make sense to speak with an experienced medical negligence attorney.
You don’t provide enough information to evaluate whether there is a case here or not. I suggest you contact a medical malpractice attorney from the Cincinnati Yellow Pages for help.
I am sorry for your loss. Your mom was very young and it is a shame that she died as a result of a complication from an outpatient procedure. You should consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney to determine if the complication that she experienced was preventable and avoidable. If so and depending on her medical history prior to the incident, you owe it to your mom to consult with an experienced attorney.
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