When medical professionals do not take the proper steps in treating a patient, serious issues could result. If a patient dies due to inaction or other medical malpractice, the surviving family may have cause to file a claim against the parties considered liable for the patient’s care. Such a claim could allow them to pursue justice and compensation for the loss of their loved one.
One family in Pennsylvania recently took such action after the death of a 54-year-old man. The man apparently died almost two years ago because his medical condition went undiagnosed. The man had first gone to the doctor in 2013 due to abdominal pain, which was apparently not properly treated. Reports stated that the man had an internal hernia and died as a result of septic shock and organ failure.
It was also reported that five doctors did not properly diagnose the man’s hernia. As a result, the man’s wife and daughter filed a medical malpractice claim. It was unclear what specific damages they may be seeking. It was also noted that the health system named in the lawsuit had not yet looked into the allegations.
When an individual is unable to receive the proper medical care that he or she needs, the situation could turn tragic. If Pennsylvania residents have faced circumstances similar to the family involved in this case, they may also wish to consider filing medical malpractice claims of their own. Such a claim could help them work toward gaining compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, emotional trauma and other allowable damages.
Source: greenfieldreporter.com, “A medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that a 54-year-old man died after at least five doctors at a northeastern Pennsylvania health system failed to identify an internal hernia“, May 17, 2016