Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 8:36 pm
A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against a New Orleans hospital after a patient claims that he went into septic shock while in their care.
The suit was filed on November 9 regarding a procedure that occurred in January 2007. The man went in for a colorectal anastomosis and a left hemicolectomy and the day after surgery an x-ray was ordered on the man’s abdomen because his blood count was elevated.
The radiologist then recommended a CT scan but it was never performed. Then, on Feb. 2, the man went into septic shock and was taken into intensive care. The man then lost fingers, toes and part of his leg as a result. A jury trial for the case has been requested.
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