Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Alleges Hospital Breaches its Duty of Care to Treat all Patients

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Alleges Hospital Breaches its Duty of Care to Treat all Patients

If you or your family member do not receive appropriate care from a doctor, nurse or health care facility, it may be possible to file a claim for medical malpractice. Health care professional owe a duty of care to their patients, and if they breach this duty by not providing the requisite care, and harm occurs, they may be held responsible and required to pay damages for their actions.

In a recent medical malpractice lawsuit, a hospital settled with the family of a 33-year-old woman who slipped into a coma after she was denied adequate care, according to allegations.

The woman presented with symptoms of potential heart failure, but she did not receive adequate treatment due to the lack of insurance, the lawsuit asserts. She was given a narcotic and sent home. However, upon discharge she went to the Emergency Room where she went into cardiac arrest, and remains comatose.

The family asserts that had she not been indigent and received proper care, the coma could have been prevented. Instead, she is not expected to regain consciousness. The family asserted that her care follows a pattern exhibited by the hospital of not caring for indigent patients. The hospital disputes this.

The settlement will go towards helping the husband and 3 children with costs of future medical care, and as damages for lost wages.

For more information, or if you or a loved one have been harmed due to negligent medical care, please contact the dedicated San Diego medical malpractice lawyers at Bostwick Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.
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