LewisGale hospital in Montgomery settles in medical malpractice case
The daughters of a local radio personality settle with LewisGale Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama in medical malpractice lawsuit, according to roanoke.com.
Joseph Seth Williamson was admitted to the hospital in 2011 to have a bowel obstruction and hernia addressed. The surgery reportedly was successful, but he died the next day due to “heart-related causes.”
The lawsuit claims that Williamson died from negligent operation of the pain medication pump. The nurse, who was allegedly untrained on the equipment according to a coworker, administered five times the ordered dose of the pain killer. Testimony also revealed that the nurse failed to check up on Williamson frequently enough, and did not call for help until he was unresponsive for eight minutes. The lawsuit, however, places the blame on problems with the pump itself.
LewisGale did not admit fault in the case, but settled with the family for one million dollars. They also set dosing limits on the machine and are reportedly improving training.
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