This medical malpractice case involved failure to diagnose and treat a respiratory event, causing the death of an ICU patient.
Our client was admitted to the ICU shortly after a stroke for respiratory depression and distress, where she was placed on cardiac and oxygen saturation monitoring. Shortly after her admission, a nursing aide found her in cardiopulmonary arrest. A Code Blue was called and she was resuscitated, but she had suffered significant brain damage and died shortly thereafter.
Our investigation into the case revealed that warning signs must have preceded the arrest and that a patient hooked up to various monitors in an ICU should have received medical intervention before the arrest.
We filed suit and eventually settled the case with the hospital in the six-figures.