The loss of a child, as a result of an improper medical procedure, is a tragedy that should be prevented at all costs. According to Fox 8, the mother of a five-year old filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming brain surgeries he had as an infant led to his premature death. The mother is seeking damages for a brain surgery which caused her son to suffer severe brain damage. Doctors performed a procedure when the child was twelve days old to repair an abnormal vain that was causing excessive blood flow into his heart. The complaint states that the doctor’s used a surgical device that was supposed to be used for adults. The glue from the device entered the baby’s brain, subsequently causing a stroke and permanent brain damage.
As a result of the surgery he had as an infant, the child was on a ventilator up until his death at age 5, when he died of pneumonia. The child’s permanent brain injury and wrongful death may have been prevented with the use of a device suitable for infants.
Our Chicago brain injury attorneys understand the consequences families are left with when a child suffers a traumatic brain injury and subsequent death due to another’s negligence. If you know of a victim or have suffered the loss of a loved one, please contact our Illinois brain injury lawyers to begin the process of redress and reform.