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Delay in treatment resulted in septic shock, death – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

On the afternoon of Jan. 23, 2018, the decedent, a 32-year-old mentally handicapped patient, presented to the defendant hospital’s emergency department via EMS. Due to patient volume, EMS transferred care of the patient to the hospital’s nursing staff in the hallway. Despite the patient’s increasing abdominal distention, constipation and discomfort on physical examination, physician orders ...