Failure to Diagnose Bleeding Condition Leads to Patient Death, $1.7M Settlement

November 13, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​An Ohio health system has agreed to pay $1.7 million to the estate of a deceased patient to resolve allegations of wrongful death and medical malpractice stemming from an allegedly missed diagnosis, states a November 2, 2015, article published in the Columbus Dispatch (Ohio). The lawsuit against a medical center affiliated with the health system alleged that a 38-year-old patient called the medical center several times to report having severe rectal pain and bleeding, and was only advised to continue taking pain medicine.

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