Buffalo Mercy Hospital faces two lawsuits of neglect

Posted at 11:16 PM, Nov 27, 2017

Buffalo Mercy Hospital is facing two neglect lawsuits after two patients died following surgery in 2016. 

Both patients were receiving minimally invasive Laporoscopic surgeries two days apart. Following the surgery both developed serious septic infections. 

According to the court filings by Brown Chiari, the law firm representing both families, they are seeking monetary compensation due to the neglect that they believe led to the deaths of their family members. The lawsuit claims the hospital did not follow proper procedure in diagnosing a septic infection, something that occurs in roughly 1% of surgeries. 

The lawsuit lists the doctors who operated on the patients, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy's parent company Catholic Health. 

In a statement to 7 Eyewitness News, Catholic Health said "Catholic Health has an active quality and 
patient safety department that continually reviews policies and procedures... Out of respect for patient privacy and in accordance with state and federal regulations, we do not discuss specific patient cases."

7 Eyewitness News will update this as more information becomes available.