Medical transplants are extremely difficult procedures that patients expect doctors and other medical professionals to be adequately prepared to perform. According to a pittsburghlive.com article, such caution was supposedly not taken in a transplant case involving a California man and his brother. Reportedly, the 45-year-old man and his 43-year-old brother claim that they were not informed of the complications and risks involved with live-donor liver transplants. The brothers now suffer from procedural complications as a result.
Medical professionals have an obligation to provide their patients with all available information regarding procedures and the potential risks involved so that they are as well informed as they possibly can be. In instances where professionals do not provide such information, or where they administer care that is not up to par, those medical professionals are exhibiting medical negligence and can be held liable for their actions in a court of law.
In the above mentioned case, the two men are suing the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for negligence, holding both the hospital and the chief of transplantation who oversaw the procedure to blame for the health complications they now suffer from. According to the article, the chief of transplantation in question was also at the helm of 121 live-donor liver transplant procedures that took place between March 2003 and November 2006. 66% of these procedures resulted in significant complications for recovering patients involved.
At Anapol Weiss, our Harrisburg medical malpractice attorneys assist patients who receive faulty medical care and are now suffering as a result. If you feel as though you’ve been the victim of medical negligence, please don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information that could aid you in your Pennsylvania medical malpractice case. Call us at (866) 735-2792 for a free consultation, and we will see to it that your rights are protected in a court of law.