In 2008, Ellen Wadsworth woke up Thanksgiving morning with torturous pain in both of her feet. After arriving at a Georgia hospital, the doctor’s assistant claimed she had a skin infection called cellulitis and denied the diabetic woman entry to the hospital. Even after the woman and her son pleaded with medical staff for admittance to the hospital, they refused and told her to go home and ice one of her legs. Around midnight, the 61-year-old was found by her son, unconscious. He raced his mother back to the ER. It was then that doctors noticed blocked arteries in both
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The New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts is facing numerous lawsuits after distributing steroid injections that were contaminated with fungal meningitis. Nearly 14,000 people were injected with the contaminated product, but so far only 280 people have filed lawsuits against the company. Attorneys representing the victims in this case expect the number of lawsuits to reach somewhere in the thousands. A total of 28 victims have died from the contaminated steroid injection that was distributed across 16 states. The victims’ attorneys are also looking to file lawsuits against the clinics that administered the steroid injections. The problem with filing a
A wrongful death occurs when someone dies because of the negligence of another person, whether it was a car accident, medical malpractice, or product liability. If you suspect you have a wrongful death case, it’s important to hire a lawyer as soon as possible. Like most cases, there are statutes of limitations which limit the time you have to file a lawsuit. An attorney can help you gather and interview witnesses, preserve evidence, gather data, and hire experts if needed. A wrongful death attorney can help you determine if you have a wrongful death claim, saving you time and money.
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