Medical malpractice refers to acts of negligence and a deviation from the accepted standards of medical practice on the part of medical professionals. Recently in Louisiana, the daughters of a man who passed away filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital where their father was a patient.
The 85-year-old man was admitted to the Ochsner Clinic Foundation after complaining of chest congestion. The patient was already suffering from pneumonia and a high fever, and was also diagnosed with a heart ailment. Parkinson's disease and hypertension were also diagnosed and there was an infection on his toe. The man's daughters claim that after their father was admitted to the hospital, his condition worsened. He had trouble breathing, his kidneys were not functioning properly and there was fluid buildup in the man's lungs.