Medical Malpractice: Man Dies After 3-Hour Wait In Emergency Room
On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Lawyers in Texas for Doctor Errors on Thursday, April 7, 2016.
Texas residents who experience unfamiliar medical symptoms usually rush to emergency rooms expecting to receive prompt medical treatment. Unfortunately, not all problems are treated as emergencies at these facilities. Sadly, lives are sometimes lost when treatments at emergency rooms are delayed, and it is not uncommon for medical malpractice lawsuits to follow.
A woman in another state — as administrator of her deceased husband’s estate — recently filed a lawsuit against a medical facility and several physicians. She alleges medical negligence resulted in the untimely death of her husband. Court documents indicate that the plaintiff’s husband went to the emergency room with severe pains in his stomach and his back. She contends her husband was kept waiting for three hours before a CT scan revealed the problem.
The complaint states that the scan showed that his pain was caused by an abdominal aneurysm that had ruptured. During emergency surgery that followed this discovery, the plaintiff’s husband went into cardiac arrest and died. The widow alleges that the three-hour delay in diagnosing and treating her late husband’s condition resulted in his premature death.
Losing a loved one under such circumstances is naturally heartbreaking, and having to cope with the financial consequences of such an unanticipated event can only increase the trauma. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can assist surviving family members with the filing of a lawsuit in a Texas civil court. The Houston medical mistake attorneys at the Hastings Law Firm have over a decade of experience handling personal injury cases within the medical industry and across the state of Texas. While such action will not undo the tragedy, a monetary judgment may ease the financial burden and the emotional trauma brought about by a loved one’s death.
Source: wvrecord.com, “Wife blames husband’s death on delayed treatment”, Robert Hadley, March 28, 2016
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