Medical Malpractice Trial for Death of Actor’s Brother

Lawyers told jurors that a hospital did not do enough to care for the brother of James Woods when he went to the emergency room complaining of a sore throat and vomiting in 2006. The trial comes after the filed wrongful death lawsuit. The victim died from heart disease at the hospital after going into cardiac arrest on a gurney at the age of 49. The medical malpractice attorney representing the family stated that the actor’s brother wasn’t seen by a doctor until an hour after he arrived and was initially treated in a section of the emergency room reserved for less-urgent cases. Still, when his EKG came back abnormal, he was not given oxygen, aspirin or hooked to heart monitoring to track further deterioration. These are all part of the standard care that is usually given in this situation. Instead, he was taken for additional X-rays and left in the nurse’s station because no room was available. He went into cardiac arrest after the medical negligence and died nearly three hours after his arrival at the hospital. To read more about the medical malpractice trial, please click the link.

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