Albuquerque, NM asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for New Mexico

Q: What happens if a Dr signs release forms after a successful procedure and the patient winds up dying

My father had a feeding tube put in and they said there was no complications and they even signed release forms but not even 48 hrs later he died of internal bleeding. He had told the nurse that his stomach was hurting and nothing was done also he mentioned that they didn't know what was wrong with him before he died. Also they never informed us that they moved him to ICU where he coded and they worked on him for 16 minutes before calling it. Prior to all of this he had gone to the ER and they sent him home saying he was just drunk and over looked the stroke signs and didn't run any tests even tho he's a previous stroke victim l. He went back a week later to discover he had 2 more strokes he became paralyzed and was finally send to El Paso where he bled to death.

1 Lawyer Answer
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: I am so sorry for your loss.

You should Consult with experienced attorneys. Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be needed to evaluate what the doctors did. This sounds like it could be malpractice.

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