Lawsuit: Man’s Death Was the Result of Testing-related Negligence

Medical negligence has been alleged in a wrongful death case that has arisen in another state.

The case involves a hospital in West Virginia and two doctors. According to a woman, in early 2012, her husband was experiencing a variety of symptoms and received care at the hospital from the two doctors.

The woman alleges that, during this care, her husband should have been given a liver function test or an echocardiogram. According to the woman, neither test was given. The woman says that her husband was given a diagnosis and was sent home.

About a week and a half after this discharge, the woman’s husband died. The woman claims that her husband’s death was the result of the alleged failure to conduct proper tests.

A lawsuit has been brought by the woman against the hospital and the two doctors in relation to these allegations. Punitive damages and other damages are being asked for in this lawsuit.

Failures by medical professionals or hospitals to provide proper medical tests can be very harmful. For example, such failures can result in patients not receiving proper and timely treatment. As the allegations in this case underscore, testing-related negligence can sometimes even have fatal results. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals and hospitals here in Connecticut make sure to not engage in such negligence when caring for patients.

As one can see from the above-mentioned case, a person who has lost a loved one and suspects that the death was caused by medical negligence will sometimes pursue a wrongful death claim. If a person is considering bringing such a claim, he or she may wish to consider meeting with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Wrongful death cases involving medical malpractice allegations can get very complex and an experienced medical malpractice attorney can help a person navigate these complexities.

Source: The West Virginia Record, “Lawsuit filed against Wheeling Hospital over man’s death,” Joel Brakken, Sept. 13, 2013