A woman in Rochester, New York has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after her husband was declared dead when he was alive. The mistake lead to the man’s preventable death. Last year, Michael Cleveland suffered a heart attack at a grocery store and was transported to DeGraff Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. As Cleveland’s family sat near his bedside, they begged the medical staff to help him because he appeared to be struggling for air. The family was assured that Cleveland was dead and that his body was just expelling energy.
The lawsuit alleges that finally after the fourth time of entering the room, and 100 minutes after Dr. Gregory Perry pronounced him dead, Perry checked his vitals and with surprise, declared he had a pulse. Cleveland was then transported to Buffalo General Medical Center where it was determined that he was suffering from a collapsed lung caused by the puncturing of broken ribs that occurred during CPR. Doctors told Tammy Cleveland that if his lung had been repaired immediately, he would have survived, but unfortunately, he died later that day. Tammy has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospitals and doctors for the negligence.
Hospitals and medical personnel are responsible for treating patients to the best of their ability and too often mistakes are made. Negligence on behalf of a medical provider can result in serious injuries and death for individuals. Filing a medical malpractice case can hold those negligent parties accountable and recover compensation for your damages.
The experienced St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will work diligently to hold all negligent parties accountable while recovering the maximum compensation for your damages. Our attorneys have over 100 years of legal experience and will use their skill and expertise to properly handle your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.