By Roy S. Dickinson, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
The Associated Press has reported that a lawsuit has been filed by the parents of Heather Harkness for her wrongful death. The surgeon, anesthesiologist, and hospital were named as defendants in the lawsuit. Heather Harkness, age 16, died as a result of alleged medical malpractice during a surgery for appendicitis. Autopsy results indicate that the carotid artery was cut during the surgery.
The parents, David and Susan Harkness, alleged that Dr. Walter Bell was negligent during the surgery. Furthermore, the parents allege that Walter Bell was negligent in the past with other patients and that Integris Baptist Medical Center was negligent in allowing Dr. Bell to continue to operate and practice at the hospital despite these prior incidents and deaths.
You can read about this story at Parents File Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Oklahoma for Wrongful Death of Teenage Daughter.