The family of a man killed in a botched lung transplant surgery last year has filed a wrongful death suit against the University of Maryland Medical Center and a subcontractor involved in the surgery. In the suit, the family alleges that a contracted staffer incorrectly removed a clamp at the end of the surgery which caused fatal blood loss. So far, the staffer’s name has not been released as it is still unclear who was at fault for the blood loss since two perfusionists were working during the surgery and the third person relieved them. Initially, doctors told the man’s family that he died of natural causes during the procedure. It wasn’t until all the facts were revealed that his family learned his death was entirely preventable.
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