A North Carolina medical malpractice jury recently found in favor of the plaintiff in a medical malpractice case alleging that medical negligence led to the death of a 42-year-old mother who had just given birth to twins.
The mother had been discharged from the hospital with pneumonia after giving birth to her twins. At home, she experienced shortness of breath and nausea that caused her to seek emergency room treatment on three separate occasions. On the final emergency room visit, she demanded to be admitted as an inpatient for treatment.
After she was admitted into a hospital, she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Five days after her admission, she suffered a stroke while in the hospital. She had surgery three days later to remove a ruptured blood vessel in her brain but died three days after the surgery.
The medical malpractice case that was subsequently filed alleged that her doctors and other medical providers failed to properly and timely diagnose her medical condition, failed to recognize her deteriorating condition, and failed to keep her in the hospital. After a two-week trial that ended during early September, 2011, the North Carolina medical malpractice jury returned a verdict in the amount of $667,000 against one of the medical malpractice defendants. The plaintiff had settled with other defendants before trial.
It is a tragedy that a 42-year-old wife and mother of newborn twins died as a result of medical malpractice as determined by the jury that heard the case. A husband is now without his wife and the twins are now without the love and guidance of the mother that they will never know. And the new mother has been robbed of her future joys and happiness.
Medical malpractice injuries can affect anyone at any time — there is no class or economic bias associated with medical malpractice. Medical malpractice injuries are unexpected and unpredictable — if you knew that your medical provider would be providing you with care that fell below the required standard, you would avoid that medical provider at all costs. Most victims had no control whatsoever over the incidents of medical malpractice that caused so much debilitating injuries, pain, suffering, mental anguish and other losses that affect not only the victims of the medical malpractice, but their families, employers, and friends, too.
When you have become the innocent victim of medical malpractice, the advice of a medical malpractice attorney is crucial. Visit our website to be connected with medical malpractice lawyers in your state who may be able to assist you with your possible medical malpractice claim. You may also reach us by toll free telephone call to 800-295-3959.
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