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The loss of life of a 24-year-old Jeopardy! champion has sparked a medical malpractice lawsuit. 

Debbie Smith confirmed final February that her son, sport present contestant Brayden Smith, had passed away not lengthy after his profitable streak on Jeopardy!. She did not give a explanation for death.

Now, his dad and mom Debbie and Scott Smith are suing Nevada physicians Godwin Ofikwu and Irfana Razzaq, in addition to Dignity Well being and St. Rose Dominican Hospital – San Martin Campus and extra defendants.

"His final days have been a nightmare. His loss of life was preordained by the misconduct of medical doctors and nurses. None of this needed to be," reads the Jan. 11 lawsuit obtained by E! Information.

His dad and mom say that Brayden underwent a colon elimination surgical procedure on Jan. 15, 2021, at St. Rose hospital however he allegedly did not obtain some drugs that might assist forestall blood clots. "Brayden was by no means given heparin or anticoagulants post-surgery which was under the usual of care," the swimsuit states.

Per the lawsuit, Brayden then developed pulmonary emboli, which are a kind of blood clot, earlier than he died on Feb. 5, 2021. 

The lawsuit states that Brayden "suffered extreme and excessive bodily ache and struggling previous to his loss of life." 

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His dad and mom say his passing was "a direct and proximate results of the negligence of Defendants," including within the submitting, "It is a very unhappy case a couple of younger man whose loss of life was preventable."

Robert E. Murdock, an lawyer for the Smith household, tells E! Information, "Had a health care provider or a nurse checked to verify anticoagulants have been really ordered and given, Brayden can be alive."

The lawyer provides, "However this case is not only about loss of life. Brayden suffered earlier than he died as a result of the hospital, its nurses, and the house well being nurse, failed to show and handle this younger man with a brand new Ostomy."

Gordon M. Absher, Communications Supervisor for Dignity Well being-St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, tells E! Information they're "reviewing the case however don't touch upon pending litigation."

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Brayden gained $115,798 throughout his five-game run on Jeopardy! and was one of many remaining contestants to seem earlier than host Alex Trebek's death in November 2020.

His dad and mom are actually requesting the defendants pay them for numerous damages and authorized charges, with the submitting stating that they've incurred bills for Brayden's medical care, remedy, funeral prices and extra.

Per the swimsuit, his property has suffered an financial loss. Debbie and Scott say they've misplaced "love, help and companionship," in addition to skilled "emotional misery and ache and struggling on account of the premature loss of life of their son."

They request a jury trial.

No lawyer data was accessible for the defendants.

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