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Posted on November 8, 2016 by

Medical Malpractice is a Possibility After Failed Kidney Transplant

When one of your kidneys fails, the search begins for a donor kidney to sustain your life. When one is found, it’s time for celebration. While many kidney transplants are successful, the care in the hospital that follows one of these life-saving procedures is crucial to the overall outcome.

According to a recent news article, one woman was fortunate to find that her stepmother was a match, and she was able to acquire a kidney from her. The surgery went very smoothly, but it wasn’t until she had been in the hospital for several days that things started to go downhill for her.

The woman reported that a nurse had given her Tylenol and Maalox via IV, and when the next dosage was administered, a charge nurse advised the administering nurse that this wasn’t acceptable. Two days later, the woman had to be rushed into the operating room, and the outlook was grim.

This case certainly indicates that medical malpractice was to blame for what happened to this patient. Her new kidney had to be removed, and she still doesn’t know whether or not she can attempt another transplant.

This could happen in St. Louis, so if you are in a similar situation please contact your St. Louis medical malpractice attorney to get help. Only a St. Louis medical malpractice attorney can properly advise you on your rights and assist you with getting proper compensation.