Wrongful death lawsuit filed against hospital
The family of a deceased 21 year-old man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an East Texas hospital. The man went to the emergency room for sharp chest pain, headache, and hyperventilation. Two hours after he was admitted, doctors released him with prescriptions for heart burn, anti-anxiety, and narcotics for pain relief.
Less than twelve hours later, his family drove him to the emergency room again after they discovered he had no pulse or blood pressure. Despite efforts to resuscitate the young man, he died at the hospital of an ascending aorta rupture. The family says the hospital violated the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act because medical staff failed to stabilize the man before he was discharged.
His family is suing for damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, funeral and burial expenses, medical expenses, loss of inheritance, court costs, and several more.