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$3 Million Settlement Reached in SC Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Published April 9, 2009 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

The family of a 29-year-old mother of three has reached a settlement agreement with six doctors at the Chester Regional Medical Center for medical negligence which caused their daughter’s death in 2005.

According to the lawsuit, the young woman sought medical help at the emergency room on three occasions for severe abdominal pain. The CT scan was misread the first two times. On her third trip to the emergency room the doctors and surgeons found she suffered from a twisted bowel and performed surgery. They found her intestine was dead because the blood supply had been cut off. She died the night of her operation from her untreated medical condition.

The lawsuit alleged if the CT scan had been read correctly the first time at the emergency room, the condition could have been corrected and the young woman’s life would have been saved.

Chester Regional Medical Center settled a claim with the family for $250,000.

Medical malpractice claims are one of the most difficult areas of litigation and at Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, our extensive experience in medical malpractice claims provides our clients with resources to thoroughly investigate and prosecute your case.

If you feel you or a loved one in the Rochester, N.Y. area has been a victim of medical malpractice, call us at 1-800-TALK-LAW (1-800-825-5529) or contact us using our online contact form. Our philosophy is to provide quality legal services while treating each client with care and respect.

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