Medical negligence may have caused similar deaths in Pennsylvania

Even a small mistake in a medical setting can have disastrous effects. It is especially important to note when a Pennsylvania provider may have systemic issues causing the unfavorable outcomes time and again. A medical wrongful death is a serious concern. Two similar, recent deaths may serve as harsh reminders of the importance of having the right practices in place to avoid causing patients and their families harm.

According to a local attorney, two women of the same age with the same diagnoses passed away at the same hospital as the result of the same medical provider’s negligence. The women both suffered from venous sinus thrombosis, or a blood clot, and they both died as a result of a brain hemorrhage. The attorney, who has filed separate lawsuits in relation to these cases, said that in both situations, the hospital staff had decided that the women’s health issues were not an emergency. Both patients died a few days later.

The medical provider said there is not a correlation between the instances. A statement noted that one woman had genetic factors that contributed to the situation alongside receiving blood thinning treatment that complicated her case. The other woman, according to the statement, had different issues that other medical provider had treated before she went to the provider in question.

The lawsuit alleges that the medical center provided negligent care. A medical malpractice suit can provide families with compensation for both the expenses they incur as a result of the incident as well as damages in the way of suffering. It is important for those involved in such situations to seek the help of an attorney who can put together a compelling case.

Source: The Times-Tribune, “Lawsuits accuse Geisinger of malpractice in two women’s deaths,” Bill Wellock, Feb. 28, 2014



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