Evan Thomas King

A botched heart surgery leads to gangrene and amputation, permanently limiting a woman and her quality of life.

In October 2009, Patricia Roland of Thousand Oaks underwent heart surgery at age 57 to replace her mitral babe, which helps regulate the flow of blood from one chamber of the heart to the next.  The procedure proved troublesome from start to finish.

Intense stomach pains forces man to go to a hospital but after neglect from doctors he dies from a bowel infection.

He was a father of two with a new RN certification.  But without warning, Doug Shelby found himself in a medic; emergency.  Late that night in December 2006, Shelby was rushed to an emergency room not far from his LA County home.  He felt like his “stomach had exploded.”  His abdomen was distended.

A resident cuts off air to the brain causing a traumatic brain injury, but hospital staff lies to the patient’s family for months to...

Although he was a gifted athlete who excelled at basketball, John Ritchie suffered health problems for more than a decade related to a heart condition.

Finally, midway through his 30’s, doctors determined Ritchie needed a heart transplant.  After a five-year wait on the transplant list at UCLA Medical Center, Ritchie and his family thought their prayers had been answered when a donor was identified.  All seemed well after the surgery.

16-month-old goes into surgery; doctors ignore signs of medical errors leading to her death.

She had been born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare birth defect that left underdeveloped

While waiting for an operation, a teenager is killed after two hospital staffers, unauthorized to help patients without supervision, botch pre-op care.

Olivia Cull was born with a defect that left one side of her heart smaller than the other.  She had surgery to correct it as a baby but needed a second operation as a 17-year-old senior in high school.  During a catheterization procedure to prepare for that second operation, there was an “incident” as Olivia’s mother Joy was told, that left Olivia without oxygen for 40 seconds.

Negligence at every step of the way leads to the death of an infant during delivery.

An easy pregnancy lead to only positive test results, doctors believed the birth of Zachary Diecker would be typical and he would return with his mother from the hospital only after a couple of days.  But a series of medical errors driven by negligence, lack of oversight, and incompetence would end his life before he even left the hospital.

Inadequate post-op care leads to woman’s asphyxiation.

Tamara Walter underwent a successful lap-band surgery at an outpatient surgery center, but her recovery was another story.


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