Family awarded $5.3M in ‘failure to diagnose’ medical malpractice lawsuit

The family of a 24-year-old woman who died of a stroke in 2006 received a $5.3 million settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit reports the Chicago Tribune.

The family of Samantha Medina filed their medical malpractice lawsuit claiming that Samantha’s doctors and the hospital were negligent in diagnosing and treating her for a stroke when she was taken to the Central DuPage Hospital with a sudden headache and numbness on her right side. Samantha died 16 days later. The lawsuit alleged that if doctors had begun treatment promptly, Samantha would have survived.

Washington State has a wrongful death statute which allows the family of someone who was wrongfully killed due to the negligent act of another to recover damages in a civil action. Wrongful death can include medical negligence, unreasonably dangerous products, work-related injuries, car accidents and criminal attacks.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We have more than 30 years experience representing families in their wrongful death actions. With our help, you may be able to recover damages in a wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit.

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