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Death caused by hospital negligence may warrant legal action

When New Jersey parents suspect that their children may be ill, they may not want to take any risks. As a result, they take their children to the doctor or emergency room in order to obtain medical attention. Unfortunately, even when parents take proactive measures in hopes of helping their children, hospital negligence could lead to serious consequences, and even prove fatal.

It was recently reported that a family in another state experienced this type of unthinkable event. The family apparently suspected something was wrong with their 15-month-old child, and as a result, they went to the hospital. However, rather than receiving treatment, hospital staff members reportedly told the family to go home because there would be an eight hour wait for the boy to be treated.

The young child later died due to a severe infection brought on by bacterial pneumonia. The family believes that the hospital was negligent in their lack of treatment for the child, and as a result, they have filed a lawsuit against the hospital. It was unclear what specific compensation they may be seeking. A spokeswoman for the hospital declined to comment on the pending litigation.

Whenever hospital negligence is suspected in a death, family members may wonder what they could do to hold parties accountable. In many cases, taking legal action may allow families to pursue compensation and justice for their losses and other damages. Obtaining information on this type of civil claim may help interested New Jersey residents determine whether the circumstances of their cases may warrant such action.

Source: U.S. News & World Report, "Lawsuit Claims Hospital's Negligence Caused Boy's Death", March 28, 2018

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