New Jersey residents may be interested in a medical malpractice case currently underway in a nearby state. Reports indicated that a widower has filed a lawsuit against a hospital and doctors due to his wife's death. The woman had apparently gone to the emergency room due to aches, fever and feeling lightheaded. Days later, doctors put the woman on a blood-thinning medication.
The medication was administered via an injection every eight hours. However, the woman was found unresponsive the day after this medicine regimen began. Doctors apparently discovered that she had suffered a brain hemorrhage, and she was transferred to the intensive care unit. Apparently, there was little to be done to rectify the situation, and the family put the woman in hospice care. She died soon after.
The husband claims that the hospital apparently used outdated information when ordering the dosage of the medication. Other negligent actions also reportedly took place during the care of the patient. The widower is hoping that a successful lawsuit will award him and his wife's estate over $50,000 in compensation for damages resulting from this incident.
The death of a loved one is often difficult for surviving family to accept. When the individual died due to negligence on the part of other parties, the loss can seem even more shocking and devastating. However, as this case shows, legal action may help individuals seek justice for medical malpractice that results in someone suffering fatal injuries. New Jersey residents in such a situation may wish to confer with experienced attorneys who could shed more light on viable options.
Source: pennrecord.com, "Widower alleges wife's fatal brain hemorrhage due to medical malpractice", Nicholas Malfitano, Feb. 16, 2017