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Man files medical malpractice lawsuit following death of wife

Patients in Tennessee and elsewhere who are scheduled to undergo major surgery generally rely on medical professions to be capable of safeguarding their health throughout the procedure. Should negligence be present in any form during such a procedure, the harm suffered can be severe, potentially resulting in further damage to his or her health, or worse. A man has recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor following the decline of health and death of his wife.

The woman's death reportedly stems from complications from a catheter that was inserted following a back and spinal operation. Around a week after the surgery, she began to experience pain in the area where the catheter was inserted. Upon visiting a medical facility, a doctor reportedly ordered the catheter be removed temporarily. The woman came back to the doctor several weeks later with concerns she might have a urinary tract infection, and she was prescribed medication and sent home.

Unfortunately, she was found unconscious three days later and was rushed to the hospital. During this visit, medical professionals discovered that her catheter was contaminated. After suffering from septic shock, her condition continued to decline over several months until she eventually passed away. According to the lawsuit, the doctor failed to properly identify and treat the infection in a timely manner.

Losing someone close due to the negligence of a medical professional can be a devastating experience. Those who face similar circumstances may wish to hold the responsible party accountable for his or her actions. Since this can be a complex process, a person in Tennessee could speak with an experienced attorney for assistance in pursuing the compensation to which he or she is entitled through a medical malpractice claim.

Source:, "She got septic shock and died. Now her husband is suing a Beaufort County doctor", Michael Olinger, Feb. 28, 2018

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