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$3 Million Awarded in South Carolina Medical Malpractice

Published August 31, 2010 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

An Horry County, South Carolina jury awarded $3 million to a man in the death of his wife caused when she went into septic shock and died about 48 hours after being discharged from the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center emergency room. The lawsuit claimed that the hospital failed to run all the necessary tests and did not take the patient’s temperature after an initial check when she arrived in January 2002.

The patient went to the emergency room complaining of stomach and lower back pain on a Saturday and was diagnosed with a kidney stone. After four hours the doctors released her with a prescription for pain medication and a scheduled an appointment for the following Monday.

The jury determined that both the hospital and attending emergency room physician, Dr. Stephen Law, were negligent in the care of the woman, and that they did not follow the nationally recognized standards of medical care.

Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, has vast experience in medical malpractice lawsuits. Experience counts. If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered due to medical malpractice, call our 24-hour answering service at (800) 825-5529 or contact us via our online contact form. Our offices are located in Binghamton, Elmira, Rochester, Watertown, and Syracuse. There is no charge for the consultation.

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