A hospital in another state recently settled a medical malpractice claim for over $3.5 million. Because of the alleged emergency room errors, the patient involved has remained in a coma since 2015. The woman, who worked in the food service industry and had a husband and three children, is not expected to recover.
The woman's family alleged that emergency room staff did not take her symptoms seriously when she came for treatment. When she arrived, she was having a hard time breathing. She also had a documented record of problems with her kidneys and had been diagnosed with diabetes.