Losing a loved one under any circumstances can be tough for Connecticut residents to handle. Some deaths may be somewhat expected, as those that involve long-term illness and others may come completely out of nowhere. Unfortunately, the actions or inaction of other people can sometimes contribute to these unexpected deaths, and if a doctor or other medical professional acted negligently, there may be cause to file medical malpractice claims.
One man filed such a claim in another state, and a verdict was recently reached. The man lost his wife in 2012 due to complications associated with a medical procedure. Apparently, the woman had visited a gastroenterologist and underwent an endoscopic procedure. It was unclear what type of complications may have come about, but the woman died four months after the procedure at the age of 38.
Legal counsel for the defendants in the case claim that the care the woman received at a tertiary hospital contributed to her death more than the actions of the defendants. Nonetheless, the case went in favor of the woman’s widower, and he was awarded $4.78 million from the jury. Apparently the defendants plan to appeal the decision.
Cases of medical malpractice can be complicated to address. There are many factors that may need considering, but if individuals believe that their loved ones died as the result of medical mistakes or other hospital negligence, they may wish to consider taking legal action. Interested Connecticut residents may wish to find out more information on their options to determine whether following this course of action could suit their needs.
Source: herald-review.com, “Widower awarded $4.78M in Bloomington malpractice case“, Edith Brady-Lunny, Dec. 15, 2017