Medical Malpractice: Post Op Monitoring Error
Our client was a ship’s mate who developed a bleeding ulcer while at sea. He was brought back to shore and underwent emergency surgery to remedy the problem. He developed a bleed post-op that was not recognized by either the surgeon or the hospital nurses, although his vital signs and blood values indicated that there was a problem. He suffered a cardiac arrest and brain damage due to lack of oxygen to his brain. The case was settled prior to trial. The settlement provided for funding to pay for the client’s need for total care.