When a medical facility or medical professional acts negligently in connection to the examining, testing and diagnosing of a patient, it can result in delays occurring in a condition a patient has being detected and treated. Such delays can be very harmful to patients. Sadly, such delays can sometimes even have fatal results.
Recently, a wrongful death case has arisen in West Virginia involving allegations of medical negligence. The case involves a medical center in West Virginia and a doctor. Reportedly, in March of 2011, the doctor and the medical center provided care to a woman.
The woman’s father alleges that the doctor and the medical center acted negligently in regards to their care of the woman. According to the woman’s father, this alleged negligence resulted in a delay occurring in an illness the woman had, Group A Streptococcus, being detected and treated. The woman’s father claims that the woman died as a result of this delay in detection and treatment.
A wrongful death lawsuit has been brought by the woman’s father in a court in West Virginia against the doctor and the medical center in connection to these allegations. The woman’s father reportedly is asking for compensatory damages in this lawsuit.
No patient should have to have his or her health and/or life put at risk because a medical professional or medical facility acted negligently in connection to the examining, testing and diagnosing of him or her. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals and medical facilities are held accountable when they engage in medical negligence like that alleged in the above-mentioned case.
Source: The West Virginia Record, “Boone Co. man sues Wharton Medical Center for daughter’s death,” Kyla Asbury, Feb. 1, 2012