In an emergency, paramedics are usually among the first to arrive on the scene, as many Louisiana residents are aware. Treatments administered by these individuals are, for many, the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, the family of a 30-year-old mother of two has filed a malpractice lawsuit, accusing a team of paramedics of failing to administer potentially lifesaving treatments to the now deceased woman.
Five days before paramedics were called to treat her, the 30-year-old woman gave birth to her second child via caesarian section. The paramedics were called because the mother had been showing signs of having a stroke. She was reportedly passed-out and drooling.
When paramedics arrived, the family stated that the paramedics removed the woman from the home. However, they failed to examine her first, and they also failed to get a signed informed consent form from the woman’s mother before leaving with her. After the woman’s death, the lawsuit states that the paramedics falsified reports that claimed the patient could not be found in their system. The paramedics have been placed on administrative paid leave pending a disciplinary hearing, and they may face termination from their jobs.
Negligence in the medical field can have a wide variety of results. Sometimes, it may only result in minor injuries, but it may also contribute to a person’s death. Victims of negligence in Louisiana or their families could benefit from speaking to an attorney about filing a malpractice lawsuit. These individuals may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, funeral costs or other damages.