• Medical malpractice lawsuits, delayed by the pandemic, are hitting hospitals harder than expected

    1 month ago - By STAT

    Carlos David Castro Rojas was a healthy 27-year-old engineering student when he fell off a ladder hanging Christmas lights in 2017, breaking his leg and injuring his knee.
    What was supposed to be a relatively routine surgery at a Baylor Scott & White Health hospital in Dallas ultimately ended with Rojas sustaining a severe brain injury. His mother's lawsuit alleges he wasn't properly cared for while under general anesthesia, and the lack of blood flow and oxygen to his brain landed him in a permanent vegetative state. He's now unable to speak or walk and requires round-the-clock care.
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