Tragic Medical Mistake Costs Patient Her Life

When someone is injured and needs surgery, everyone hopes that the surgery goes well and that the patient is well on the road to recovery. But when there is a surgical error and the patient is now in more pain and suffering and needs additional work to correct the mistake, it causes great anguish for the victim and the loved ones.

At The Weitz Firm, LLC, our medical malpractice lawyers want to discuss a local case of a tragic surgery that should have healed instead of devastating a family, losing their loved one due to a medical mistake.

What Happened In This Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Suit?

In January 2014, Sharon Kimble underwent spinal surgery at the Institute to treat her chronic lower back pain, but she left with an excessive amount of anesthetic Dilaudid in her system. Only a few hours later, Ms. Kimble passed away after being discharged from the hospital.

According to a pretrial memo, Ms. Kimble received six times the Dilaudid amount than initially ordered by the doctors. She was still discharged two hours following the procedure. Even though the hospital charges that her husband should have been monitoring her care after the surgery, having that much Dilaudid could only result in injury or death in Kimble’s case. This tragedy could have been prevented if she hadn’t been released from the hospital.

Hospitals Should Provide Healing, Not Funerals

When we think of a hospital, we think of patients leaving on the road to recovery and spending more time with their loved ones. But instead, in this case, the family had to plan a funeral instead of a celebration. Here at The Weitz Firm, LLC, we want to help you recover from the medical malpractice you or a loved one has had to endure.

The victim and family members of medical malpractice have to deal with such issues as:

  • Sudden unemployment
  • Loss of stability in the home
  • Unforeseen and continuing legal and medical bills
  • Emotional and physical trauma
  • Unable to keep up with mortgage and rent payments
  • Long term in-home care

These issues can pile up, leaving the victim and loved ones with nowhere to turn. This can take a long time, and we want to help you get back on your feet so you can get back to the life you had before this terrible incident.

Call Us For A Free Consultation On Your Case

If you or somebody you love has been the victim of medical malpractice caused by someone’s careless and negligent actions in the Philadelphia area, please contact us immediately. We want to act as quickly as possible to assist you as best we can. We pledge to conduct a full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Psychological care
  • Rehabilitation services such as physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

When you need a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.



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