When a hospital acts negligently when it comes to the care of a patient, it can result in the patient suffering serious harm. Thus, one hopes that all hospitals make sure to provide their patients with proper care.
Recently, a case has arisen in which a hospital has been accused of having committed negligence. The hospital in question is a specialty hospital in Texas. The case involves a man who reportedly received care from the hospital. The man is now deceased.
The man’s family alleges that the hospital was negligent in its care of the man. Specifically, the man’s family claims that the hospital’s staff severely neglected the man and failed to provide the man with proper care. For example, the man’s family alleges that, while the man was receiving care at the hospital, the hospital’s staff negligently allowed insects to get into the man’s trachea tube and larynx.
According to the Ultimate Memorial article which reported this story, the man’s family has brought a lawsuit in a court in Texas against the hospital in connection to these allegations. In their lawsuit, the man’s family reportedly is asking for damages. One wonders what will happen in this case and how it will ultimately be resolved.
No patient should have to experience hospital negligence like that alleged in this case. Thus, one hopes that all hospitals make sure to not act negligently when it comes to providing care to patients. One also hopes that hospitals are held accountable when they provide patients with negligent care.
Source: Ultimate Memorial, “Spring Valley hospital accused of patient neglect,” Glenna Herald, Jan. 13, 2012