Is this natural or accidental death?
October 13, 2015
QuestionCardiac arrest due to hypovolemic shock and severe hemorrhage during surgery hepatocellular carcinoma liver surgery
Hypovolemia occurs when there is a marked decrease in the volume of blood, which likely resulted from the "severe hemorrhage" that happened during the liver surgery. Did you ever find out what caused the hemorrhage? If an artery is accidentally severed during the procedure, that's one way a patient can "bleed out". If you read the operative report, you may see something that explains the hemorrhage. Blood loss should be minimized and "severe hemorrhage" is worrisome. If you are next-of-kin the hospital should provide the patient's records to you. Take them with you to a medical malpractice lawyer.
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