In Connecticut, a Greenwich woman has filed a large scale lawsuit against the Tully Health Center as well as its emergency room facility for missing out on a fatal condition that caused the death of her husband two years prior. Susanne Wilke’s husband Frank Hermann passed in February of 2010 due to a pulmonary embolism, allegedly. She states that the Tully Center and its contractor for emergency room services missed two embolisms in his lungs after he sought care in an urgent care center that was owned by Stamford Health System.
According to the text of the lawsuit, Hermann was seen at the Strawberry Hill Court facility on February 11, in 2010. He was complaining of "flank pain" but after a cursory CT scan, the medical facility sent him home with no more testing to conclude what the issue was. Nine days after that, he was rushed to the Stamford hospital in critical condition. When another CT scan was done this time, it was discovered that he had pulmonary embolism- a condition that led to his death the next day in the hospital’s intensive care unit. Many experienced medical malpractice attorneys understand that in a case like that, negligence is clearly a factor.
An autopsy on the 22nd of February showed that the embolisms in both of his lungs were weeks-old. The lawsuit in this case names Stamford Health System, a nonprofit that owns the Stamford Hospital as well as the Tully Center and Emergency Medical Physicians as defendants. Michelle Tomassi, the EMP on the scene who treated Hermann is also being called to task as a defendant. In cases like these, a team of medical malpractice attorneys can help you or your loved one to seek justice and hold the hospital or urgent care accountable for their wrong doing.
If you or a member of your family has been a victim of medical malpractice in Maryland, you should contact a medical malpractice attorney in Baltimore at Snyder and Snyder for a free consultation right now.