Bend Medical Malpractice Attorney Sues St. Charles Hospital for Negligently Killing Mother of two young children
On December 24, 2019 Kuhlman Law, LLC, an Oregon medical malpractice law firm, filed a lawsuit against St. Charles Hospital alleging that the hospital and its treating doctors were negligent in not diagnosing an underlying condition of the mother of two young children that resulted in her unnecessary death. The wrongful death lawsuit seeks to hold the hospital accountable and to compensate the children and the woman’s husband for their catastrophic loss.
St. Charles Hospital is located in Bend, Oregon. It also has facilities in Redmond, Prineville, Madras, and Sisters.
The case is venued in Deschutes County, and seeks a jury trial. The lawsuit claims that the St. Charles’ doctors and nurses failed to treat the patient who was suffering from adrenal crisis. The hospital’s failure to diagnose and treat the mother’s condition caused her to go into circulatory collapse, suffer permanent brain damage which caused her death a few days later.
The lawsuit states that had St. Charles treated the patient with cortisol, the patient would still be alive today and would have lived a full and healthy life. Because the mother was not given the right medication her body was unable to fight off a mild infection and sepsis.
The mother was only 32 years old when she died.
The lawsuit is seeking 26 million dollars to compensate the family for losing their wife and mother.
Medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the country. One of the goals of the family’s lawsuit is to make sure that the same mistake does not happen to future patients.