The VA Medical Center agreed to settle for $600,000 a lawsuit brought by the widow of a 60 year old veteran after a surgeon carelessly perforated his bowel during a routine surgery to repair his hernia.The victim was a truck driver and veteran.His widow was forced to sue the doctor and hospital after her husband’s surgery went terribly wrong.As an experienced attorney I have reviewed many cases of medical malpractice and have completed same with favorable results.
The victim required surgery to repair a hernia so he could return to his job as a truck driver. Unknown to the victim and his wife, it was the first time the VA hospital surgeon had ever performed the procedure without another more experienced doctor by his side as he had only been a licensed surgeon for a couple of months. The inexperienced doctor ripped a hole in the victim’s intestines during the surgery, which caused the contents of his bowel to spill out into his abdomen. Unfortunately this was only the first medical mistake, a second mistake was made when everyone at the VA hospital failed to notice the hole in his bowel for several days.Consequently,the victim became very sick, developed a serious infection, and died several months later.It was only going to have been a one day hernia surgery,then he was supposed to go home. And then when they kept keeping him day after day it started running through my mind why isn’t he going home?. said his widow The people who serve our country in the armed forces deserve to receive top quality health care at VA medical facilities.Sadly, these types of mistakes happen much too often. If only this doctor had followed the required safety rules that are put in place to protect patients this whole tragedy would have been avoided. Hopefully, winning this case will protect other veterans.This was a Federal Tort Claim Act case brought in the U.S. District Federal Court.The plaintiff said she will donate a portion of her settlement to sick veterans.If your loved one is a victim of medical malpractice call me today at 800 320-0080 or visit me in either Rockville or Baltimore today.