My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: Nevada
My son was born extremely premature, 17 weeks early and had multiple normal head ultrasounds (at least 10). At around 12 weeks into his hospital stay he had to have bowel adhesions repaired. After surgery, the medical staff failed to monitor his electrolytes, even though it was obvious that his urine output had diminshed and he was extremely swollen (so much so that his eyes were swollen shut). His potassium levels were extremely high, around 8 i believe... which caused him to code (twice). The ischemia (lack of oxygen) caused severe brain damage (mulitcystic encephlamalacia). Neurologists have little hope that he'll ever be able to walk or talk. Is the negligence of monitoring electrolytes after surgery considered medical malpractice? Do we have any course of action?