Wife's Death Prompts Man's Malpractice Suit Against Virginia Hospital, Doctors
According to the Northern Virginia Daily, staff at Winchester Medical Center on Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia (VA), order a CT scan but had no one qualified to read the test results. The scan was electronically transmitted to a company, whose radiologist reported seeing no problems. After an endoscopy revealed some issues, hospital doctors decided to do a magnetic resonance angiogram but had to delay that procedure because the woman was oversedated. As this was happening, the patient's family was being warned about the risk of too many sedatives.
When the oman awakened from the medication and the MRA was done, it showed that several of the arteries in her abdomen had closed down. Unfortunately, the test results came too late, according to the lawsuit, and she passed away three days after being admitted.
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