Face transplants carry a greater risk of medical malpractice
New York, New York (PRWEB) -- Charla Nash, the Connecticut woman who made headlines after a friend's chimpanzee brutally attacked her was released from an Ohio hospital on Friday.
The brutal mauling by the 200-pound chimp left Nash horrifically disfigured, without her nose, lips, hands, and eyesight. After the near-fatal attack, Nash was transferred to the Cleveland Clinic where she underwent several complicated surgeries, including one that was seven hours long.
New York medical malpractice attorneys understand that patients who undergo complex surgical procedures show an increased rate of life-threatening complications. Nash, who lost most of both her hands, had a thumb surgically replaced on her left hand. Doctors had also removed her damaged eyes and grafted a piece of her leg where her nose used to be.
Nash is hoping for a face and hand transplant. However, in January, the Cleveland Clinic told Nash and her family that she is not a candidate for a face and hand transplant due to the complexity of her injuries.
"While many doctors want to perform life-changing miracles such as this one, they know that the most important rule is to do no harm," said Manhattan medical malpractice attorney David Perecman.
Whether in Ohio or New York, medical malpractice attorneys know doctors have to carefully weigh which patients qualify for certain surgeries whether the surgery is routine, like a gastric by
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