The hospital is also on the hook. It doesn’t sound like they had adequate care for her after the surgery. It was one of her relatives that noticed her bleeding, not the nursing care for the hospital. A corporation can also be held liable.
Something very similar happened to a friend’s sister. She was in her early twenties at the time and started bleeding from her surgery, which went unnoticed by the staff until it was too late.
And as I have posted time and again, the hospitals and their insurance companies are not going to put up a fight over this.
I know this is a cold business assessment, but this stuff happens almost every day in this country. There is well established case law and civil precedent. Where it will become an issue is if they sue for a billion dollars, when every lawyer in the country could calculated the “normal” settlement for this in about ten minutes.
Again, I appreciate how cold this sounds. But this stuff happens.
It’s also been discussed that the family brought her food and was encouraging her to talk, both big no-nos for this complicated surgery. If that’s the case then maybe the family is insisting on this slow decomposition of the body to hide that issue. With family members in the medical profession, I’ve heard many stories about how loved ones can be a patient’s worst enemy. If this is true, I hope the hospital discloses this IF the family tosses the HIPAA regulations. For now, all we have is a family marching around wearing t-shirts with Jahi’s picture on them.