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Allegedly undiagnosed fistula leads to wrongful death lawsuit

For many residents of California and across the nation, the thought of losing a loved one may be just as painful and frightening as the possibility of their own death. People everywhere rely on health care providers to keep family members and relatives as safe and healthy as possible. This, then, is only one reason why some individuals decide to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit when a family member dies due to a careless doctor's negligence.

In another state, the administrator of an estate has filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful death. The complaint was filed in a circuit court. It is alleged that the death of the estate holder was due to an undiagnosed atrial esophageal fistula.

The lawsuit names as defendants a number of doctors and health care providers, in addition to Consultants in Cardiology & Electrophysiology LLC, Franciscan Health Olympia Fields and Specialty Physicians of Illinois LLC. The plaintiff is seeking all legal fees, monetary damages and additional judgment against the defendants in excess of $50,000.  While a successfully litigated lawsuit cannot bring back the deceased back to his grieving family or loved ones, it may, at least, offer them relief from financial losses sustained as a result of a medical mistake.

A successfully navigated medical malpractice claim may result in the entry of a monetary judgment for damages incurred. Additionally, some individuals find comfort knowing that they were able to hold negligent parties accountable and thus achieve some measure of justice. Anyone in California who has lost someone due to a health care provider's negligence may benefit from exploring available legal options with an attorney who has experience in successfully litigating medical wrongful death lawsuits.

Source:, "Consultants in Cardiology & Electrophysiology LLC, others accused of wrongful death", Louie Torres, Oct. 20, 2017

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