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The aorta is the body’s main artery, supplying the circulatory system with oxygenated blood. A condition known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm involves the weakening of the aortic wall. Pressure from the aorta can result in the rupturing of the aortic wall.

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Proving Negligence

Negligence shown to patients of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm include:

  • Failure of proper testing such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRI’s
  • Failure to send their patients to specialists
  • Any complications arising from surgery that causes damage to the aorta such as unnecessary delays in a necessary surgery, unnecessary surgery, or accidentally leaving surgical tools or sponges in the body of the patient during surgery
  • Any infections the patient may receive through the result of surgery
  • Mistakes made concerning anesthesia, such as wrong dosage, or failing to find out if the patient may have allergic reactions to it
  • Failure to monitor the patient’s problem properly, recognize any complications, and properly treating them.