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Wife's Death Prompts Man's Malpractice Suit Against Virginia Hospital, Doctors

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In January 2010, a West Virginia (WV) man lost his wife after several doctors and medical personel from a hospital and several group medical practices were unable to diagnose and treat her condition, which caused symptoms of severe abdominal pain. The widwer has now filed a wrongful death lawsuit on her behalf, seeking $2 million in damages.

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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If you lose a loved one and think medical malpractice contributed, it is important to contact an experienced and compassionate West Virginia or Virginia medical malpractice attorney to determine the proper course of action. To learn more, read these Top Ten Tips from Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers.


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Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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