Wait times at hospitals and doctors’ offices can be long and boring. A resulting problem is that sometimes it is difficult to tell how immediately you need to be attended to. Injuries like broken bones are obvious, but viral diseases and the like sometimes do not reveal the severest symptoms until it is too late for proper treatment.
This was the case recently at a hospital in Cheyenne, Wyoming. A 15 month-old boy was taken to the hospital in September 2016 with a cough. He was never screened by any nurse or doctor, and when his parents were told that no one would be able to see him for at least eight hours, the family left on the recommendation of the staff. The next day, the boy died of a severe infection caused by bacterial pneumonia. The boy’s parents have initiated a negligence lawsuit for medical malpractice against the hospital, saying their son should have been at least screened when they initially arrived.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as the result of a medical professional, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert medical malpractice attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation