Medical Malpractice in St. Paul, Minnesota Sends Man onto Operating Room Floor

Max DeVries, 61, had a stroke and was admittied to St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Days later he was scheduled for a lumbar drain replacement. While under anesthesia, Max rolled off of the operating table, hitting his head on an area where doctors had previously removed part of his skull to relieve inflammation of his brain. The fall resulted in severe bleeding on the brain. Mr. DeVries was taken to have a CT scan of the brain, and died on April 13th of a massive stroke. DeVries' family believes that his death was caused by the fall in the operating room. When hospital staff alerted DeVries family of the accident, they said … [Read more...]