A wrongful death lawsuit that has been filed against the Gateway Regional Medical Center, Gateway Surgical Vein Center and a physician.
The lawsuit was filed as a result of an incident that occurred in July when a man went into the hospital after being diagnosed with a hernia. The suit states that during the surgery, a suture was perforated through the man’s bladder and he developed an infection as a result.
In August 2010, the man was back in the hospital where he later died. The man died from the infection caused by the mistake in surgery. The man’s family is now seeking damages.