$9 Million Lawsuit Alleges Failure To Diagnose Cardiac Arrest

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On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Texas Lawyers for Failure to Diagnose on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

Texas residents who are concerned about symptoms that are unfamiliar to them will likely rush to consult with a physician to determine the cause, confident that a doctor will be able to diagnose any medical condition and provide prompt treatment. However, a case in another state may serve to prove that this is not always the case. A medical facility and a doctor have been named as defendants in a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging failure to diagnose a life-threatening condition. Serving residents across Texas from their Houston law office, the medical negligence lawyers at Hastings Law Firm are dedicated to getting justice for victims of medical injuries.

According to court documents, a 59-year-old man experienced chest pains and went to a medical facility’s emergency room early in October 2013. The attending doctor ordered blood tests and an electrocardiogram, and when the results were studied, he allegedly failed to diagnose a cardiac arrest. Instead, the doctor determined that the man had suffered acid reflux and sent him home.

He went home, and that was where he was found unconscious by his daughter and his wife later that day. He was rushed back to the hospital where his death was declared. According to the complaint, his death was caused by an acute coronary event. The deceased man’s son — as the representative of his father’s estate — filed the $9 million lawsuit.

Some would say that no monetary award by a court can replace a deceased loved one. However, such an award can ease the financial burden caused by the high costs of end-of-life arrangements and loss of income. The surviving family members of someone who died of a doctor’s failure to diagnose a condition may also claim recovery for emotional damages caused by the untimely death. Proving medical malpractice is never easy, and such a lawsuit may be best navigated by an experienced medical malpractice attorney.

Source: registerguard.com, “Family files lawsuit over death of man treated at RiverBend hospital”, Jack Moran, April 25, 2016



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