It is very important for medical professionals and medical facilities to not act negligently when it comes to the examining, testing or diagnosing of patients. Such negligence can be extremely harmful.
Recently, a wrongful death case involving the above-mentioned type of negligence has arisen. The case is from Texas. The case involves a man who received care at a health clinic of a university in Texas in July after suffering a knee injury.
The man's parents allege that, during this care, the health clinic and its staff failed to respond properly to medical problems the man exhibited (such as abnormal vital signs). The man's parents claim that this alleged failure resulted in a condition the man had going undetected and untreated and that this in turn resulted in the man dying. The man's death occurred on July 10.
According to the article on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's website which reported this story, a wrongful death lawsuit has been brought in a court in Texas by the man's parents against the above-mentioned university in connection to the above allegations. Reportedly, in this lawsuit, the man's parents are asking for damages. One wonders what will happen in this case and how it will ultimately be resolved.
As the allegations in this case underscore, medical negligence can sometimes result in a patient's death. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals and medical facilities are held accountable when they engage in negligence like that alleged in this case. No patient should have to suffer harm or lose his or her life because a medical professional or medical facility failed to act properly when providing him or her with care.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, "Wrongful-death suit seeks $16 million from UTA," Elizabeth Campbell, Dec. 3, 2012