Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada november 29th 2006
News headlines: seven year old boy dies after having his tonsils removed. Unknown cause but the coroner will be investigating!!!
The young boy was operated released from hospital the next day and was rushed back in. Extensive blood loss. A blood transfusion was performed unfortunately the child died. Something went wrong with the blood match? Coroner's report should be available next week.
Last year same happened with a 6 year old girl....and still waiting for coroner's resuls.
USA doctors are liable for their medical malpractice. In Quebec, Canada it is quite another story....no one is at fault and best case scenario privately settled claims are ridiculous. No amount of money can replace a child but the fear of lawsuit helps physicians to prevent avoidable mistakes and search for better procedures. All physicians should aim for that goal. Unfortunately laxist and negligeant medical care is frequent. It is up to the patient to make appropriate research and choose their surgeon with caution.