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March 23, 2012
Hospitals are places we trust when we’re sick, as we know that we will receive the care we need in order to heal. For one woman in Columbus, Ohio, that trust was broken when her husband allegedly died of the H1N1 virus after being discharged from a local hospital at an inappropriate time.
Now, according to reports from 10 TV News, the woman is suing both local hospitals involved for her husband’s death. The woman filed the court documents for the case Tuesday and claims that her then 33-year-old husband was taken to Fayette County Memorial Hospital in November 2009 with H1N1 symptoms and other complications. He was discharged just hours later and told to take over-the-counter medications, such as Motrin and Tylenol, to keep his fever down. When his condition worsened, he was flown by helicopter to Mount Carmel West Hospital where he died the next day.
The lawsuit claims that hospital doctors and staff at Fayette Memorial misdiagnosed the man’s condition and should have offered more care. Furthermore, the lawsuit continues that the resident doctor in charge at Mount Carmel was not qualified to be in charge of top-priority life flight patients.
Neither hospital has commented on the lawsuit.
The Cleveland Medical Malpractice Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy would urge anyone who feels that a doctor may be incorrect in their diagnosis of your condition to seek a second opinion from another qualified medical professional.
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