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Q: My Father died from what I believe was medical negligence. I need to make sense of this.

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Q: Father died from, what I believe is medical negligence. I need to make sense of this.

My father was a quadripelgic. Whom very recently passed away. He started with a bed sore on both buttocks no biggie. Had wounds treated before and it healed. This time it was different my father thought he was going in for a routine procedure to have it cleaned up. Turns out it wasnt so routine. Doctor ended up taking out a hughe chuck of muscle from his buttocks and never replacing muscle leaving wound and muscle exposed. After surgery he did not follow up with my dad and passed his chart off to his collegue. My father developed an infection in that area. Ended up losing his limbs and I believed died as a result of his infection. I am not from Colorado but he is. My question is are the doctor legally responsible. I am heartbroken.

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Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: If negligence occurred, the doctor and hospital (if the doctor was on staff) are liable. The issue of whether the treatment was negligent is something that is beyond the scope of Justia's Q&A section. You will need to contact a medical malpractice or personal injury lawyer directly. The lawyer will review your cases and will likely need to consult with a medical expert for the expert's advice. Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: You want to discuss this with a member of the Coloratdo Trial Lawyers Assn who handles medical carelessness cases. --they give free consults.

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