When a medical professional or hospital acts negligently while providing care to a patient, it can result in a patient suffering great harm. Sadly, such medical negligence can sometimes even have fatal results. No patient should have to lose his or her life because a medical professional or hospital provided him or her with negligent care. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals and hospitals to act properly when it comes to the care of patients.
Recently, a wrongful death case involving allegations of negligent care has arisen in West Virginia. The case involves a woman who reportedly received care at a hospital in West Virginia after having given birth to a child.
The woman’s husband claims that the hospital and a doctor were negligent in their care of the woman. The woman’s husband alleges that the hospital and the doctor acted negligently in a variety of ways while providing the woman with care, including by failing to appreciate the significance of certain symptoms the woman was showing. According to the woman’s husband, the alleged negligence of the hospital and the doctor caused the woman to suffer mental and physical pain and ultimately resulted in the woman dying.
A lawsuit has been brought in a court in West Virginia by the woman’s husband against the hospital and the doctor in connection to these allegations. In this lawsuit, the woman’s husband reportedly is asking for damages.
As the allegations in this case underscore, great harm can be caused when medical professionals or hospitals act negligently in connection to the care of a patient. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals and hospitals make sure to not commit negligence like that alleged in this case.
Source: The West Virginia Record, “Man says Cabell Huntington, doctor to blame for wife’s death,” Kyla Asbury, Jan. 30, 2012