Category: Subsequent injury

AVVO Question: What Happens When Doctor Causes More Injuries to Accident Victim?

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 27, 2011

The following poignant question was posed on “Our daughter suffered a near fatal accient as a result of which she suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). After 28 days the doctors decided to place a feeding tube, which was done by a radiologist. The tube was not placed correctly and the feeding material leaked into her abdominal cavity. After watching her for some 8 days where her abdominal cavity hardened and she came down with 104 fever, the surgical group performed an emergency procedure during which they cut her open and cleaned. The bacterial and fungal infection caused near fatal condition for a week (104 fever). Also… Read More

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