When we put our loved ones under a doctor’s care, we want the best for them. We want them to be under the care of people with skill and empathy, following the correct medical procedures. When this doesn’t happen, we find ourselves lost in the tragedy, losing our loved ones at the hands of those who should heal, not harm. We at Marcarian Law Firm, P.C., our Los Angeles medical malpractice attorneys, want to discuss a local incident that killed a loving husband and father due to a hospital’s massive negligence with a simple procedure.
A registered nurse and the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance were recently found liable for the 2014 death of a man who died when a feeding tube was inserted into his lungs instead of his stomach.
The victim, Mansoor Lahiji, would still be alive if the nurse had correctly inserted the feeding tube through his nose, down his esophagus, and then into his stomach. But instead, the nurse inserted the tube incorrectly, puncturing both lungs, causing them to collapse. The nurse then went home soon after.
The next nurse discovered the error but it was too late, the damage was done and his lungs deflated; he suffocated to death just as he was about to be discharged.
Nahid, Lahiji’s wife was awarded $250,000 for emotional loss and $20,645 to cover funeral expenses and burial.
We expect when our loved ones go into a hospital that they will receive the necessary care and expertise, not negligence and harm. At Marcarian Law Firm, P.C., our Los Angeles medical malpractice attorneys want to help you get the compensation you deserve when your loved one dies due to the neglect of medical staff.
The victims and loved ones of medical malpractice have to deal with such issues as:
We want to help ease the suffering you have endured at the hands of medical staff. We want to make sure and start the investigation into your case as soon as possible. Time is running out to provide you the most compensation for this awful tragedy.
If you or somebody you love has been the victim of medical malpractice caused by the careless and negligent actions of a medical facility, hospital, or medical staff in the Los Angeles area, please contact us immediately. We want to act as quickly as possible to assist you as best we can. We pledge to conduct a full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include: