Although people tend to trust their doctors to provide the best possible care, medical every year, thousands of patients are injured or killed due to medical mistakes. Here is another medical malpractice case due to doctor negligence that could have, and should have been prevented.
The family of a Maryland woman who died after receiving an excessive amount of pain medication following surgery won a $958,000 settlement. According to the suit, the woman was being treated for leg ulcers when the doctor gave her morphine, oxycodone and other narcotics, a combination of narcotics appropriate for care of a hospice patient rather than for a person who is expected to be rehabilitated and discharged. The suit also claimed the hospital performed unnecessary surgeries for her ulcers and that she suffered severe conscious pain, difficulty breathing, discomfort and suffering before her death. The jury awarded $300,000 in non-economic damages to her husband, $300,000 to each of their children and $8,238 in economic damages.
This medical mistake stripped a man of his wife and children of their mother. Now, two years later the case settles, but it isn’t over because the hospital is denying the allegation and planning to appeal. The jury made a decision based on the facts presented; they did not dole out millions of dollars for a “frivolous lawsuit”. Seeking redress for serious injuries or death is not a “frivolous” endeavor. Serious mistakes were made; a woman died, and a reasonable settlement was reached. Yet, rather than admitting fault and learning from their mistakes, the defendant plans to drag this family through more pain and suffering.
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