Regardless of whether an operation is necessary for health reasons or elective for personal reasons, there are risks involved and medical malpractice may occur. The malpractice may not be limited to just the surgery itself; it can also include the failure to monitor the patient after the surgery.
Pittsburgh fans of well-known musician Jenni Rivera may have heard that her husband recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit regarding her sudden death in December 2012. Rivera died along with six others in a plane crash. Her husband, former pro baseball player Esteban Loaiza, has now sued the owners of the plane, and that company’s parent company.
In late 2011, a woman was at work when her foot was run over by a bread rack. About a month later, she went to an appointment with a podiatry doctor to see what could be done about the continuing pain in her left foot.
The legal process in medical malpractice cases is often long-fought and circuitous. An especially lengthy case will continue after a judge in Montgomery County dismissed a complaint filed by a woman whose mother died in March 2000. The complaint alleges that the negligence of two doctors led to the death of the plaintiff's mother, who died three days after being placed in the hospital's care.