Having undergone a coronary-artery bypass graft surgery a week earlier, a sixty-nine year old man began to have abdominal pain. After telling his internist, the pain continued approximately nine hours and was diagnosed as constipation. The next day, a gastroenterologist agreed that the pain the man was experiencing was due to constipation. Several days later the man reported pain in his abdomen again and his definition of the pain was severe. Again he was diagnosed with constipation.
Approximately a month later the man had blood work performed and it showed that he was infected with Enterococcus faecalis, which is basically bacteria in the intestinal tract. At this point, the patient was described as unstable. A cardiac surgeon had an infection from one of his incisions during the surgery in early July. He performed two surgeries and ordered the patient undergo many tests but in mid-September, the man died. His wife who detailed the experience and stated that doctors failed to diagnose the infection properly consulted New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers.
During the trial, expert testimony discussed the man’s pain along with the lack of proof of fecal matter in the x-rays, which would have constituted the diagnosis of constipation. New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers indicated that the tests weren’t performed and that the physicians performed an unnecessary surgery.
The firm of Stephen Bilkis & Associates and its New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers with convenient locations in the New York Metropolitan Area, including Chelsea, NY, can be of invaluable assistance to you if you find yourself a victim of medical malpractice. Enduring pain, disfigurement and financial anguish without professional representation is not the path you should choose.