$418,500.00 Settlement – Failure to Treat in the Emergency Room

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Halperin & Halperin, P.C. represented the Estate of a woman who presented to the emergency room with severe stomach pain.  She died hours later in the emergency department having received negligible treatment at best.  The cause of death was infarction (obstruction of blood supply) to the small bowel.  The patient was known to the emergency department as she had appeared on multiple occasions in the past with psychological issues.  The emergency department staff believed her complaints and screams of pain to be nothing more than another psychotic episode, and ignored her as best they could.  The Estate received $418,500.0 pursuant to the settlement for wrongful death.