|Settlement one month before trial
We represented a widow and her daughters whose husband and father died at a hospital. The plaintiff alleged that the doctor and hospital failed to properly treat, prevent and diagnosis a deep vein thrombosis. Their husband ultimately died from a pulmonary embolism.
Their husband had been admitted to the hospital after he rear-ended another vehicle. He had an injury to his back, along with numerous other risk factors (overweight, over 55, history of smoking, etc.) for a deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism (DVT/PE). Despite having numerous risk factors, the doctor did not order Heparin or a similar drug to prevent a DVT/PE. The nurses failed to tell the doctor of a weak pulse in the patient's left leg and when a therapeutic dose of Heparin was finally ordered, the nurses failed to administer the drugs according to the doctor's order.
The defendant's entered into a confidential settlement approximately one month before trial. Plaintiff's retained Dr. Raymond Ippolito of Branford, Connecticut as an expert against the doctor, a nursing expert against the nursing staff and Dr. Kenneth Hubbell as an economist.
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