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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Alleges Failure to Diagnose Urinary Tract Infection Resulted in Death

Every year, hundreds of medical malpractice lawsuits are filed over a failure to diagnose, delayed diagnoses or misdiagnoses – all of which can lead to life-threatening consequences.

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A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a New Hampshire hospital, claiming that a woman died after antibiotics were not prescribed for a severe urinary tract infection.

The 67-year-old woman went to the emergency room on October 24, 2016, complaining of fever and related symptoms. An ultrasound showed a kidney stone was obstructing her urethra and a urinalysis indicated bacteria and a high number of white blood cells, the suit said. However, the treating urologist allegedly did not feel the findings were concerning for infection and did not recommend antibiotic treatment. The patient was given pain medication and discharged from the hospital.

Two days later, the woman’s condition deteriorated rapidly and she returned to the ER. By this time, she suffered sepsis and septic shock. Despite an emergency operation and aggressive treatment, the patient died from a severe infection the following day.

The lawsuit, filed by the woman’s husband, contends that the defendants breached the standard of medical care, and that prompt antibiotic treatment on October 24, 2016 would have prevented the urinary tract infection from worsening and likely prevented her death. The defendants are denying liability and maintain that care and treatment provided were “reasonable, appropriate, and consistent with applicable standard of care.”

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