Last week a York County, PA jury ruled that a York Hospital and a team of cardiology specialists in the area were responsible for a 53-year-old womanís death.
Online PR News – 27-September-2012 – Scranton, PA – The Scranton medical malpractice lawyers at Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are dedicated to representing the victims of medical malpractice and their families and as such, are compelled to discuss a recent wrongful death incident. Last week a York County, PA jury ruled that a York Hospital and a team of cardiology specialists in the area were responsible for a 53-year-old womanís death. It was determined that the hospital violated patient safety rules by failing to act quickly and respond to patient health changes. The incident of medical malpractice reportedly occurred after the patient underwent heart surgery.
Upon arriving in the intensive care unit, the patient showed serious signs of shock, but the medical team failed to administer the necessary care. One medical professional stated that he reported the patientís condition to the cardiologist on call, but the cardiologist refuted the statement saying he never received a report of shock. The jury awarded the womanís estate $6 million because of this devastating medical error. She is survived by a husband and three children.
Sadly, a simple lack of communication and attention to detail can lead to devastating losses for individuals receiving medical care. Medical malpractice is a serious issue that should be addressed by an experienced attorney in order for the victim and/or their family to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. The Scranton medical malpractice attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are prepared to help any and all individuals who have suffered because of the mistakes of a medical professional.
Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. is a personal injury law firm based in Pennsylvania, with offices in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York. To learn more about the firm and the services they offer, contact their offices today by calling 610-667-7511.