Many Delaware patients fear going under the knife, because it is well-known that many things can go wrong during surgery. Surgical errors, infection, unexpected reactions and severe pain may occur. When complications of any nature arise as a result of surgery, additional unexpected expensive medical treatment may be required. One surgeon in a nearby state has recently been anonymously reported by other medical staff for a questionable history of inadequate care of his patients over the years.
The surgeon heads the orthopedic department at the facility that employs him. Despite the reputable position, it has been discovered that many complaints have been filed against the surgeon. Not only have complaints been made, but he has been the defendant in10 medical malpractice lawsuits throughout his career.
Reportedly, one 57-year-old patient suffered a hip dislocation and was admitted to the hospital for surgery. Not only did the surgeon fail to perform her surgery for two weeks, he was accused of never following up with the patient after her surgery, despite numerous complications that necessitated attention. Another patient also reported failure to move and bend his knee following a knee replacement performed by the surgeon.
Unfortunately, patients may unknowingly choose a physician prone to negligent care and may increase their chances of surgical errors, infection and other complications. Negligent care may or may not impact a physician’s record or reputation, but it can result in unexpected medical treatment and expenses for a patient. Physically patients may never experience life as they did prior to negligent care, but they can rightfully choose to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to attempt recovery of financial losses. Attorneys in Delaware can advise any patients that suspect they may have suffered unnecessary injury as a result of negligent care.
Source: New York Post, “Ten lawsuits accuse head surgeon of malpractice“, Melissa Klein, July 23, 2017