The brain is considered the most important organ in the human body. This is why when a person falls and hits his or her head, it is a good idea to have a medical check-up in order to determine whether any action should be taken to care for significant injuries that could have resulted from the fall. However, it turns out one hospital may have failed to do this in one case, which may have caused the death of a patient. The hospital is now facing a wrongful death claim in West Virginia.
The hospital, along with a doctor, is now being sued by the widow of a former patient of the hospital. The patient had been admitted to the hospital in mid-September 2013 for vomiting and headaches. However, while the man was in the care of the hospital he ended up falling. Apparently, no followup treatment or investigation had been performed by the medical staff following the fall.
The man ended up dying one day after his fall from a subarachnoid hemorrage. The widow claims that the medical staff failed to perform adequate testing following the man's fall. This significantly contributed to the cause of the man's death, according to the lawsuit filed by the widow. The plaintiff is now seeking a jury trial and is asking the court to order the defendants to pay financial compensation for her loss.
However, the defendants will also be looking to defend themselves in the court of law in West Virginia. Therefore, the plaintiff will need to be fully prepared by having a strong legal ally who can fight for the plaintiff's rights and best interests. This will significantly increase the chances of the plaintiff prevailing in the wrongful death claim.
Source: wvrecord.com, "Widow sues hospital, doctor, alleging wrongful death", Mark Trammell, Sept. 10, 2015