Patients can suffer great harm when medical professionals act negligently when providing them with care. Sadly, such medical negligence can sometimes even result in a patient’s death. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals to make sure to not commit negligence when providing patients with care.
Recently, a case has arisen in West Virginia involving allegations of medical negligence. The case involves a man who reportedly received care from a doctor at a hospital in West Virginia in February. The man reportedly died in May.
The man’s wife claims that the above-mentioned doctor committed negligence in connection to the care of the man. According to the man’s wife, the doctor’s alleged negligence caused delays in the diagnosis and treatment of a heart attack the man had suffered and contributed to the man’s eventual death.
The man’s wife has brought a lawsuit in West Virginia against the doctor in connection to these allegations. The woman reportedly is asking for compensatory and punitive damages in her lawsuit. It will be interesting to see what ultimately happens in this case.
As the allegations in this case illustrate, it can be very harmful when medical professionals act negligently in connection to the care of a patient. No patient should have to have his or her health and/or life put at risk because a medical professional committed negligence. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals are held accountable when they act negligently in connection to the care of a patient and such negligence results in a patient suffering harm and/or dying.
Source: The West Virginia Record, “Woman sues physician for husband’s death,” Kyla Asbury, Oct. 25, 2011