A man from Meriden, Connecticut, died after having an operation on his gall bladder. The operation happened on Jan. 14, back in 2013, but he had some complications and checked himself into the emergency room just four days later. On Jan. 25, he came back to the medical center, and this time he had sepsis. By Feb. 22, he had passed away, after some of his organs had shut down.
The man's family has now filed a medical malpractice lawsuit. They claim that the medical professionals did not provide a high enough level of care after the surgery or while it was happening. Additionally, they say that the man was given way too many narcotics, which contributed to his condition.