Estate settles with hospital over medical malpractice charges related to ankle surgery death
August 7, 2008 – The estate of a 47-year-old Oregon man who died hours after elective ankle surgery has settled with the hospital and is now in trial against his doctor and nurses in a $10-million medical malpractice trial, charging that improper administration of pain medication caused his death.
The malpractice lawsuit claimed negligence on the part of an orthopedic surgeon at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon, where estate representatives say the doctor and hospital nurses contributed to the man’s death in 2006.
The new trial against the doctor and nurses, currently underway at Deschutes County Circuit Court, is expected to last eight days.Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. – We’re here for you . . .
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