Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ohio Woman’s Swine Flu Death Resulted from Substandard Care, Suit Claims

The swine flu epidemic that first reached the United States in the spring of 2009 has claimed more than 11,000 lives to date. However, in one case in Ohio, a recent lawsuit asserts that it was shoddy medical treatment, not the illness itself, that was responsible for the death of 20-year-old Kelsey Young, who was pregnant at the time that she contracted the H1N1 virus.

The patient was treated for the symptoms of swine flu at Dublin Methodist Hospital, where medical personnel failed to follow the protocols for treatment set forth by the Centers for Disease Control. After being sent home and experiencing worsening symptoms, Young sought treatment at a different area hospital, where her baby was delivered shortly before Young passed away from the virus.

Has your family been impacted by substandard medical care? If so, you need the assistance of a team of experienced personal injury attorneys. Contact the attorneys at The Heller Law Firm for a free consultation, or call us direct at 866-461-5791. You will hear from us either the same day or within 24 hours.