A medical malpractice lawsuit involving the death of a liver donor who died on the operating table is scheduled to go to trial.
According to the Boston Globe, Paul Hawks went under the knife in 2010 at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center to donate much of his liver to his sick brother-in-law.
The operation went wrong when he died on the operating table after the six hour operation. Now, the trial is underway in the medical malpractice lawsuit regarding Hawk’s death.
The burning question is whether the surgeons should have given Hawk’s more detailed information about his brother-in-law’s severity of cancer and prognosis, and whether this would have affected his decision to become a donor
Failure to provide adequate information about a treatment or procedure is among the most common forms of medical malpractice. Other common examples include:
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