Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice- Failure to Diagnose Thoracic Aortic Dissection: $990,000.00

03.27.13

Decedent was admitted to Respondent Doe Hospital complaining of acute severe radiating chest pain, including heavy chest pain radiating to his jaw and lower back, and increasing with deep inspiration, acute shortness of breath, and associated nausea and diaphoresis. Decedent remained at Respondent Doe Hospital for 5 days before he died from a dissected aortic aneurysm. Claimants, Decedent’s wife and adult children, contended that Respondents in this case were unreasonable in that they violated the differential diagnosis procedure; delayed testing and treatment; failed to conduct the radiology studies that were indicated; failed to follow clinical guidelines in the treatment of Decedent; failed to refer Decedent to the appropriate specialist; and performed testing and treatment that was contraindicated to Decedent’s condition. Respondents denied any negligence.

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