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Wrongful Death Case Filed in Child’s Death

Published November 18, 2010 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

According to the Southeast Texas Record, parents, whose son died after a missed skull fracture diagnosis, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Christus Hospital St. Mary and Dr. Michael Crossley, the attending physician.

On November 15, 2008, the boy fell from the garage apartment where he lived. His mother rushed him to the hospital where he was treated by Dr. Crossley. Although the mother requested a CT scan, the doctor chose not to order one and released the boy. According to the suit, the doctor called her later in the day to inform her that the child may have a skull fracture, but returning to the hospital was unnecessary because nothing could be done.

The next day the child started having seizures and his mother rushed him back to the hospital where she learned he had developed bacterial meningitis from the head injury.

He later died.

The lawsuit claims the delay of treatment caused by the negligence of the defendants caused the boy’s death.

Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, has vast experience dealing with wrongful death cases. If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered due to wrongful death, call our firm at 800-825-5529 or visit our web site. There is no case-review cost.

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