Beijing hospital sued after patient dies

May 29th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, May 29 (IANS) The family of a Chinese man who died after lung surgery in a hospital in northeast China has sued the surgeon here, a media report said Tuesday.

Yao Fengbai, 53, was diagnosed with lung cancer in the First People’s Hospital in Heilongjiang province May 11, 2011. The hospital suggested he undergo an operation on his left lung, China Daily said.

The hospital invited a surgeon at the Beijing Chest Hospital to conduct the operation. After the surgery, Yao began having low blood pressure and chest pain and died from “heart failure”.

The forensic centre ruled that Yao died because of a left ventricular wound caused in the operation. The hospital didn’t spot cancer cells in Yao’s lung after an examination.

Yao’s family sued the surgeon and the Beijing Chest Hospital and asked for more than 836,000 yuan in compensation.

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