A man who is grieving the loss of his beloved wife has stated that he believes medical professionals are responsible for her death. As such, he has filed a legal claim asserting that hospital negligence is the reason for the untimely death of his spouse. As the executor of his wife's estate, the man has filed a lawsuit against several physicians, a health care clinic and the hospital that reportedly provided care for the woman before she died. The case was filed in a state west of Florida.
The woman was admitted to the hospital in Oct. 2013. Her husband's legal claim asserts that while under the professional care of the defendants, she was not restrained properly and suffered a terrible fall that resulted in injuries to her face and head. The impact of the fall is also said to have caused Subarachnoid bleeding inside her brain. This, her husband claims, led to a significant deterioration of her condition, which ultimately caused her death in 2014.
More than $100,000 in damages is being sought in this case. The man is being represented by legal professionals in Chicago, where he resides. As the immediate surviving family member of the deceased, he retains the right to file the wrongful death claim in a civil court.
In similar cases of hospital negligence in Florida, any medical patient who suffers injury or illness due to substandard care is able to pursue legal action against all identified sources of liability. If a medical patient becomes deceased due to medical negligence, immediate family members may act on his or her behalf as the husband in the above case did. Damages sought by families might include but are not limited to emotional pain and suffering, financial debt incurred due to the incident and loss of potential future earnings.
Source: cookcountyrecord.com, "Husband alleges medical negligence in wife's death at St. Bernard Hospital", Robert Hadley, Aug. 26, 2015