A 24-year-old dies Jeopardy! champion has sparked a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Debbie SmithLast February, her son, a contestant on the game show, confirmed that she was indeed her son. Brayden Smith, had passed away not long after his winning streak on Jeopardy!. She did not give any cause of death.
Debbie and John are now his parents. Scott Smith are suing Nevada physicians Godwin OfikwuAnd Irfana Razzaq, as well as Dignity Health and St. Rose Dominican Hospital – San Martin Campus and more defendants.
“His last days were a nightmare. His death was preordained by the misconduct of doctors and nurses. None of this had to be,”Read the Jan. 11 lawsuit by E! News.
His parents say that Brayden underwent a colon removal surgery on Jan. 15, 2021, at St. Rose hospital but he allegedly didn’t receive some medicine that would help prevent blood clots. “Brayden was never given heparin or anticoagulants post-surgery which was below the standard of care,” the suit states.