Although no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one, wrongful death claims attempt to assist the family and provide some relief in the form of monetary damages. Wrongful death claims may be the only way a family can being to recuperate from their loss. This is why you need an experienced wrongful death attorney from the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide you through the complicated litigation process.
Lena Denise Medina, 60, died of mesenteric ischemia in April 2014, according to a civil complaint filed last year in Roanoke, Virginia Circuit Court. In March 2016, Medina’s sister, Brenda Jordan, filed a $2.1 million medical malpractice suit against Carilion Clinic, Carilion Healthcare Corp., Carilion Medical Center and 10 physicians who treated Medina during four hospital stays between March 6, 2014 and her death on April 23, 2014. Medina went to the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital’s emergency room each time complaining of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
She was admitted and had at least three CT scans, but the cause of her symptoms was not determined during those first three visits and she was negligently discharged, the suit argued. A settlement agreed to last week provides that the Carilion Clinic would pay $200,000 to Medina’s estate, but further stipulates that the organization and the defendants deny any liability for injuries to and the death of the decedent.
Have you lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else? If this is the case, you and your surviving family may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against that party. If you have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, contact our Massachusetts medical malpractice attorneys today by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your legal options in a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority, but time may be factor, so call today!