» Doctor Leaves Patient’s Chest Open, Exiting OR Designating Physician’s Assistant To Finish

Doctor Leaves Patient’s Chest Open, Exiting OR Designating Physician’s Assistant To Finish

Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 4, 2014 - This shocking case involves a man on the operating table for open-heart surgery. His surgeon left before closing, designating someone else to finish.

“This case is hard to get your head around,” says Darren Monroe, of Litigation Funding, Michigan. “It’s difficult to understand why a surgeon would walk away from an operation and hand over closing the open chest to an inexperienced junior physician.” In this case, a Fresno, California cardiologist did just that – walked out of an OR before cardiac surgery was done.

The medical negligence lawsuit alleges that Dr. Pervaiz Chaudhry, was to perform repair work on Silvino Perez for an aortic aneurysm. The doctor had a stellar reputation for doing this type of work and was noted for his high level of expertise. Instead of completing the operation, the surgeon instructed a physician’s assistant to finish it. In doing so, Dr. Chaudhry did not close the patient’s chest.

Just after leaving the OR, the doctor was urgently paged back, as the patient’s heart stopped due to oxygen leaking out of the improperly closed chest incision. By the time the doctor returned to perform manual heart massage, it was too late. The patient is now in a vegetative state and on life support; his medical bills paid by Medicaid and Medicare.

Court documents allege that the surgeon left the operating theatre to attend a luncheon. The hospital and surgeon are named in the lawsuit. It is further alleged that state investigators discovered the surgeon did violate hospital protocol prohibiting the primary surgeon from leaving before a patient has been confirmed as being stable.

”Even though Medicare and Medicaid is covering the patient’s costs, they demand repayment later. The family could consider applying for an emergency lawsuit loan to help them get the funds they need right away to deal with ongoing medical bills. It’s fast cash and arrives within 48-hours or less. Pre-settlement funding works well for plaintiffs in situations such as this and they need not worry about money once they have been approved for litigation funding,” adds Monroe.

Litigation Funding Corporation
29777 Telegraph Road, Suite 1310
Southfield, MI 48034
Call: 1.866.LIT.FUND

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