A recently widowed Connecticut woman is filling a multi-million-dollar medical malpractice suit after her husband, employed by a pharmaceutical company, recently died after doctors failed to diagnose a life threatening condition.
Doctors failed to diagnose a pulmonary embolism -- blockage of arteries within the man's lungs. 10 days prior to the man's death, a health center in Connecticut examined the man after complaints of pain in his flank. The Connecticut center discharged the late man after scans on his abdomen revealed no abnormalities. No further testing was conducted.
Had doctors been more thorough and conducted further testing, they would have seen that the man had a pulmonary embolism in both lungs. The man's widow feels that this failure to diagnose directly led to the man's untimely death at just 46.
The Connecticut widow is suing the medical center, the doctors that failed to treat her husband and the nonprofit that owns the center, primarily for lost wages. The Connecticut man has left behind his 6-year-old son.
This widow now must find some way to cope with the pain of raising her child without his father. While no amount of compensation will rectify this, compensation could work toward alleviating some of the costs and possibly bring forth a small amount of closure.
When doctors in the state of Connecticut, and across the nation, fail to properly diagnose or treat patients, compensation may be in order. After any sort of medical malpractice, it would be wise to immediately consult with experienced legal counsel which may be able to assist in getting a victim or a victim's family their just compensation.
Source: Greenwich Time, "Greenwich widow files malpractice suit against Tully Center," Jeff Morganteen, Mar. 5, 2012