John Burns Johnson, 74-year-old died a painful death because of a severe mistake by a doctor. The surgeon Dr Sreekumar Subramanian left a needle inside him while performing an open heart surgery leading to an unpleasant and prolonged experience that lasted for a month till he died.
When Dr Subramanian realised that one of his needles was missing, his team opened him up but they were unable to remove it from his body even after operating for an additional three hours.
“The needle wasn’t removed till Johnson’s autopsy and the time leading up to his death was painful and unnecessary, ” according to a lawsuit filed by the relatives.
On the other hand, the hospital refused to respond to the lawsuit but released a statement that they empathise with the understandable grief of his family members.