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What can it mean to a young man to lose his father suddenly due to medical malpractice? We are preparing for a medical malpractice wrongful death trial about a 6o-year-old man who suffered a pulmonary embolism in the hospital during recovery from surgery. The evidence is that the doctors failed to order anti-coagulation therapy or diagnose the pain in his leg as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Consequently, a clot broke off of the DVT and migrated to his lung which took his life. This patient, like so many before him, left loved ones behind, in his case three minor children. This past week, I was moved by a conversation with his son, a United States Army Military Police Platoon Sergeant.
A Son Describes Losing His Father to Medical Malpractice
He described how deeply affected he was by his father's sudden death. He was 18 at the time. When he left New York for basic training, he thought his dad a mentor to guide him for the rest of his life. He described the importance of his father's counseling as he started his adult life far away from home and the strength in the Christian faith that his father provided. The young man went on to explain how his expectations for his relationship with his father going forward were as "high as Mt. Everest", and that he was confident he could call on his father on his journey to becoming a man in the Army. The young man concluded, "He was my guy when he passed, it was a devastating blow, I needed so much more from him, so much more counseling, so much more guidance, I needed so many more questions answered." And then there are his two little sisters, 12 and 15 at the time, who as they expressed to me, their daddy was the man in their life and meant the world to them.Unfortunately, stories like this are far from unique. If you have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, consider speaking with an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney by calling 212-869-3500 to explore your options. While nothing can make up for your loss, we invite you to contact our attorneys to discuss pursuing the compensation you and your family may be entitled to.