IHSS Heart Surgery: Heart transplant patient has to undergo heart transplant at least 6 months after transplantation
A man in the US who underwent heart surgery more than 6 months ago has to have it done again at least six months after the surgery, a New York court has ruled.
The case, filed by the man, David Kuzo, who was born in the United States and moved to India in the 1980s, stems from a 2013 heart transplant in Florida.
The man was diagnosed with acute ischemic stroke at the time of his transplant.
A US District Court in Miami ruled that Kuza’s heart was no longer capable of supplying blood, and that he had to be transferred to another state for a further transplant.
Kuzoa, who is in his 60s, said in a statement that he will now spend “the next few months” on a waiting list to be flown back to his native country.
He said that while he is grateful to have had the transplant, he has not been able to move on to live life normally in India.
“I feel like I am on the cusp of a new life,” he said in the statement.
The ruling came after the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a lawsuit against the state on behalf of Kuzoo, who has diabetes and is diabetic herself.
“We’re confident that this case will eventually be resolved in Kuzio’s favor, but until then, he needs to have a heart transplant,” said ACLU attorney Mark Rosenblum.
The lawsuit alleged that the state had failed to provide Kuziksa with adequate follow-up care following his heart transplant and that his heart was unable to supply blood because of his diabetes.
“The heart transplant is one of the most important procedures in patients’ lives,” Rosenblu said.
“It’s a life-saving surgery.
We think it’s important for the court to rule that he must get a heart surgery to have any chance of surviving.””
His case is unique.
We think it’s important for the court to rule that he must get a heart surgery to have any chance of surviving.”