Monday, April 20, 2009

Malpractice Suit Filed in Death of West Virginia Infant

West Virginia mother Sara Norman thought she was doing the right thing by taking her ill infant, Lainey, to a local emergency room for treatment after she was vomiting green-hued bile and acting lethargic. However, according to a recent wrongful death claim filed in the case, the lackadaisical medical treatment that was afforded to Lainey at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital set off a chain of events that led to the infant’s demise.

Although Lainey’s troubling symptoms were noted and several diagnostic tests were performed, physician Andrew Hughes chose to discharge the infant without ascertaining the cause of her illness. The problem was subsequently found to be a bowel obstruction, but by the time the diagnosis was made, Lainey had suffered multiple organ failure and soon passed away.

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