Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers recently filed a lawsuit against a Wayne County Hospital for their failure to properly monitor and intubate a fifty-two year old woman who presented to the hospital with shortness of breath. After being admitted to the hospital, her condition continued to deteriorate. Unfortunately, she was not properly monitored by the nursing staff and her decline was not reported to the physicians.
Due to the nurses’ failure to recognize the patient’s deteriorating condition and timely notify a physician, the patient was not intubated until it was too late. As a result of these mistakes, the patient developed severe respiratory failure and died less than twenty-four hours later. The lawsuit alleges that if the patient had been properly monitored and timely intubated, she would be alive today.
Our malpractice lawyers filed a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her surviving family members against the Detroit hospital in the Wayne County Circuit Court, in Detroit, Michigan. The lawsuit seeks all damages permitted under the Michigan Wrongful Death Statute. These damages include compensation for will be pursuing such both the pain and suffering that the patient endured prior to her death as well as the loss her family sustained as a result of her tragic passing. These damages include the loss of her society and companionship, her loss of services, and loss of financial support resulting from her death. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you have lost a loved one due to an error on behalf of the Michigan hospital, doctor, surgeon, or nurse, and are looking to receive more information on how to file a wrongful death lawsuit call the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. today at (800) 606-1717. To determine whether you can pursue a medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit, our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys will obtain and review all of the medical records, the death certificate, and autopsy report (if there was one). We then analyze the chart and discuss the case with a board certified medical experts who advise us whether there is a basis for a lawsuit. If it was determined that a medical mistake caused death, we file a lawsuit on behalf of the family.