Tuesday, 20 of November of 2018

Family Receives Settlement After ER Negligence Contributes to Man’s Death

The award of $825,000 reflect emergency room staff's ignoring the patient as he was dying.

By Jim Lewis, Medical Malpractice Attorney

In busy emergency rooms it’s a sad reality that some patients get lost in the shuffle. One man was neglected while hemorrhaging and died, in part, because of that negligence. His family will now receive a settlement of $825,000. To read more, visit our blog to read “Hemorrhaging Patient Dies in ER, Family Receives Damages.”


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