Mona sits with her husband Ronnie while holding his hand. The couple had
been married for fifteen years. Now Ronnie lies in a hospital bed recovering from
gastric bypass surgery that was just completed several hours ago.
Ronnie has been obese since he was a teenager. Nonetheless, he was comfortable
in his own skin and Mona could not love any person more than she loved
Ronnie. Ronnie knew that and he loved her just as much.
Their first child was born eighteen months earlier and approaching forty
years old, Ronnie no longer had the feelings of invincibility that comes
with youth. He knew that being the sole provider for his wife and child
carried a greater responsibility.
Being the owner of a multimillion-dollar company was more than enough to
provide for his family’s financial needs. There was more to life
than that, he started to believe. He wanted to be around for his wife
and child until he was gray and old.
Given his weight and health problems associated there from, he would need
to lose weight. Gastric bypass surgery was Ronnie’s approach to
finally becoming healthy.
Nothing would prepare Mona for what was about to happen three days after surgery.
A postoperative leak immediately began to make Ronnie sick and went undiscovered.
Infection and sepsis rapidly devastated Ronnie’s body. Instead of
bringing Ronnie home, as the doctor’s said would happen several
days after surgery, she began mourning his death.
Her husband would not be there to rock their toddler to sleep, teach their
kindergarten child how to ride a bike, or sing happy birthday to their
child year after year after year. With tears rolling down her face, she
lets her dead husband’s hand slide out of hers, taking with it the
hopeful and happy future she once thought she would have.
While the story above is fictional,
experienced Poughkeepsie medical malpractice attorneys know that death due to complications from surgery happens to many patients
in the Hudson Valley regions of New York and throughout the great Empire State.
Failing to give patients postoperative care consistent with the standards
of the medical profession is a serious problem. Whether the surgery is
a gastric bypass, heart surgery, gallbladder surgery, colon surgery, childbirth,
or any other procedure, complications and death can result if the treating
medical professionals fail to properly treat the patient.
Learn more about what you should know about medical malpractice in
our latest article posted here.Read more about birth injuries caused by medical malpractice in
our blog posted here. Learn more about foreign objects in medical malpractice in
our blog posted here.
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