Lawsuit Seeks $50,000 for Patient Death from Alleged Failure to Diagnose Hernia

June 10, 2016 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​A deceased patient's daughter and widow have filed a lawsuit in Warrior Run, Pennsylvania, seeking more than $50,000 in damages to resolve a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging failure to diagnose an internal hernia that resulted in a patient's death, states a May 17, 2016 article in the Dallas Post(Pennsylvania). The 54-year-old patient visited an emergency department in October 2013 complaining of persistent constipation and abdominal and back pain. He underwent a computed tomography (CT) scan that was interpreted as normal and was discharged from the hospital. Throughout 2013 and 2014, he was readmitted repeatedly with abdominal pain and extreme weight loss.

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