Sounds like an awful process. Sorry. No way to know unless someone reviews the records. Contact an appropriate attorney. The prior post offers himself up. Take advantage.
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You have a potential case against the hospitals or doctors, but success on that case would hinge on providing evidence that (1) your father would be in better condition had the doctors not made a mistake and (2) the mistake amounted to professional negligence, such that one would expect other doctors in like circumstances to have not made the mistake. Not all mistakes are actionable.
To succeed on a claim, a lawyer who will work with a medical expert is highly recommended, because the way in which the facts are presented will strongly influence the resolution of this dispute.
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I'm sorry to learn about this. The only way to know if there was malpractice is to retain a local med mal lawyer who can order the medical records and send to an expert to review to ascertain whether there was a breach of the standard of care.
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