Lawsuit Alleges Death Followed 6 Years Of Hospital Negligence
On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Texas Law Firm for Hospital Negligence on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.
Texas residents, just like others nationwide, expect hospital care to be of an acceptable standard. Unfortunately, lives are sometimes lost due to hospital negligence. A medical facility in another state was recently sued by the family of a woman who allegedly suffered TB for six years before she was diagnosed. Sadly, she died within a month of her diagnosis.
Court documents state that the 34-year-old woman went to the hospital in mid-2008. Even though a skin test indicated TB, it was allegedly not diagnosed and left untreated. A month later, during another visit to the hospital, X-rays showed a mass on the patient’s right lung, and although a report indicated the likelihood of TB, it was allegedly disregarded and left undiagnosed. The woman lived with this terrible disease for six years without treatment before returning to the hospital in March of 2014.
The lawsuit further alleges that doctors once again failed to diagnose TB, and they discharged the patient after diagnosing her with pneumonia. Five months later, on Aug. 6, she was back at the hospital with severe coughing, and part of her lung was removed during surgery on Aug. 11. Analysis by an expert physician concluded that this procedure violated standard of care as the spreading of the disease was highly likely.
While her health was deteriorating rapidly, TB medication was ordered on Aug. 19, but it was not administered until Aug. 23. The patient was placed in a rotating bed on Aug. 26 to prevent fluid build-up in her lungs, but she died later that day. Texas residents who believe that their health conditions were adversely affected by hospital negligence may want to take legal action before it is too late. With their main offices in Houston Texas, the medical mistake attorneys at Hastings Law Firm can help Texans across the state get justice. This is a complicated area of the law, and an experienced medical malpractice attorney’s guidance may be invaluable.
Source: New York Daily News, “EXCLUSIVE: Lawsuit charges Kings County Hospital of botching woman’s tuberculosis treatment for years before her death”, Joseph Stepansky, Stephen Rex Brown, Jan. 4, 2016
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