My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: Kansas
On 11/15/07 I went in early in the morning, 7am or so, for a tonsillectomy. When I was wheeled out of the operating room I was still bleeding from the incisions. I sat in recovery for several hours on morphine, oxycodone, and lortab all the while continuously coughing and choking on my blood. Finally I was put under a second time that same day and the cuts were cauterized properly. I then found out that I was billed once for the tonsillectomy and anesthesia and then a second time for a “secondary repair surgery” and again for the anesthesia. In my opinion I shouldn’t be liable for those secondary charges because I should have never been removed from the operating room while I was still bleeding. They should have closed the wounds properly the first time.
To me that's basically like giving someone an appendectomy and then not sewing them back up, taking them to recovery while they are bleeding and then realizing, "Oh we better get that closed". And then charging them for an additional procedure.
In your opinion, is this a complication or malpractice?