Bachus & Schanker, LLC Client Awarded Confidential Settlement Amount for Wrongful Death Caused by Medical Malpractice
36 year-old Patricia, who was 19 weeks pregnant, felt her water break and started to go into premature labor. Patricia, a divorced mother of two children ages 14 and 8, was pregnant with her third child with her long-time partner Brent. Patricia was rushed to the emergency room where she was initially admitted for observation and given IV antibiotics to ward off potential infection and try to delay any premature labor. Unfortunately Patricia's health insurance plan refused to allow Patricia to continue treatment at this hospital, and she was instructed to go to a different hospital to continue her treatment. During her transfer, at the direction of the obstetrician at the new hospital antibiotics were stopped. Patricia was not admitted to the new hospital, however she was observed for 23 hours. During this time, despite worsening symptoms including migraine headaches, nausea, and vomiting, antibiotics were never given. Patricia was discharged home on February 20 with instructions to call the doctor if she developed a fever, bleeding, chills, cramping or contractions.
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