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There are a number of things that can go wrong during a surgery, and if you lose a loved one or are injured due to a surgical error, then you’re probably wondering what you can do about it. In some cases of surgical errors, you can seek compensation for financial burdens you’re now facing. Ohioans who have suffered in the past might be interested in this story about a girl whose tonsillectomy has gone horribly wrong. The child is now on life support, and many doctors have claimed that she is, indeed, brain dead.

A report from Dec. 23 states that the child went to the hospital for a routine tonsillectomy, but afterward, it went wrong. The Dec. 9 surgery resulted in the child going into cardiac arrest, and the flow of oxygen was interrupted on the way to her brain and completely cut off. When the child had a CT scan the following day, it showed that two-thirds of her brain had swollen, and doctors claim this means that she was brain dead. They wanted to remove her from life support, but the family has requested another doctor’s opinion of the girl’s state. Until the neurologist is chosen and can examine the girl, a judge ordered that the child should be kept on a ventilator.

This surgery should have been one that helped the child, not one that hurt. The medical malpractice case is expected to be resolved in the next few weeks. If you find yourself in a situation where you suspect medical malpractice, seeking a second opinion may help you as well.