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"Swallowing difficulties" and fatal aspiration pneumonia following pacemaker insertion

#1
What is the name of your state? New York
My father-in-law developed what was described to us as "swallowing difficulties" after a pacemaker insertion. He then developed aspiration pneumonia and died 6 days later. I don't see swallowing difficulties or aspiration pneumonia as risks of pacemaker surgery. I suspect over-sedation. Would be grateful for any comments or advice. Thank you.
 


quincy

Senior Member
#3
What is the name of your state? New York
My father-in-law developed what was described to us as "swallowing difficulties" after a pacemaker insertion. He then developed aspiration pneumonia and died 6 days later. I don't see swallowing difficulties or aspiration pneumonia as risks of pacemaker surgery. I suspect over-sedation. Would be grateful for any comments or advice. Thank you.
The only way to determine if your father-in-law's death could be the result of medical malpractice would be to have his medical records reviewed.

I am sorry for your loss.
 

Gm4

Registered User
#4
What is the name of your state? New York
My father-in-law developed what was described to us as "swallowing difficulties" after a pacemaker insertion. He then developed aspiration pneumonia and died 6 days later. I don't see swallowing difficulties or aspiration pneumonia as risks of pacemaker surgery. I suspect over-sedation. Would be grateful for any comments or advice. Thank you.
Why waste ur time here. Get 3 free consultations with med-mal attys with proven track records. If they take the case ur case is good bcuz u pay nothing. They split the settlement. Sounds like no one suctioned him.
 

quincy

Senior Member
#5
... Get 3 free consultations with med-mal attys with proven track records. If they take the case ur case is good bcuz u pay nothing. They split the settlement. Sounds like no one suctioned him.
There is also a statute of limitations to keep in mind. In New York, a medical malpractice claim must be filed within 2 1/2 years of the date the malpractice is said to have occurred.

(advice sounds better if it is not delivered in text speak ;))