North Carolina Death Due to Botched Prostate Surgery
North Carolina medical malpractice lawyer Brent Adams describes a case where a common prostate surgery to help a man with an enlarged prostate urinate easier resulted in his death. The surgeon accidentally cut into the man's bladder during the surgery. Instead of allowing the bladder to heal, the surgeon made another incision in an attempt to access more of the bladder and correct the mistake. This attempt was unsuccessful and the patient did not survive. As part of this fatal surgical error case, it was found the surgeon's attempt to sew the bladder was malpractice. Medical experts and reports show the bladder would have likely healed on its own without interference.