Are hospitals above reproach?

  1. LeeCYoung profile image59
    LeeCYoungposted 2 years ago

    Are hospitals above reproach?

    The hospital where my 40 year old partner died 8 months ago is likely partly responsible for his death. After an operation went wrong and left him a quadriplegic, the hospital hastened him into hospice withdrawing life support measures he was made dependant on and he died soon after from a not so 'weak' dose of an opiate pain killer. Can I let the hospital simply escape consequence?

  2. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 2 years ago

    I'm so sorry for you loss and that this happened to you.  How were they able to withdraw life support measures without consent?  I would definitely at least talk to a lawyer, but unfortunately, if you are in the US it may be a bit of an uphill battle.  If they caused your partners injury though and that ultimately, obviously led to his death, by all means that should be pursued!