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?
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!
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