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Medication Error Leads to Death

Several Hundred Thousand Dollar Medical Malpractice Settlement

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Our client was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. She opted to not have chemotherapy and instead spend her final quality months with her family. She developed bilateral pleural effusions – a condition in which excess fluid builds around the lungs – and she was admitted to the hospital.

Our client was given medication which immediately dropped her blood pressure severely and eventually stopped her heart. Our client’s family was informed that she had been given the wrong patient’s medication which lead to her death. Rosen Louik & Perry settled this case for several hundred thousand dollars.