Chicago hospital sued over patient death for failure to diagnose
Posted on October 7th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
A Chicago hospital faces a wrongful death suit, filed last month in an Illinois Circuit Court, which claims that the hospital doctors and staff failed to diagnose bacterial meningitis. According to the suit, the plaintiff went to the hospital seeking medical treatment for symptoms of headaches and vomiting. Doctors and nurses gave him pain and blood pressure medication, and discharged him. Found in his home unresponsive, he was transported back to the hospital on July 1, 2008, within a week of his original order paxil canada visit, where a CT scan showed brain swelling from meningitis. He died on July 3, and attorneys representing his estate filed this suit asserting that the doctors’ failure to diagnose his condition directly led to his death.
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