Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Alleged Nursing Error

A woman’s family who sued a hospital where she was treated after she died there in 2003 has reached a settlement with the defendant hospital. The terms of the settlement are unknown, but past suits against the same hospital have yielded millions in settlements for alleged hospital errors. In the case at hand, 73-year-old Evelyn Weeks died after being admitted for a brain hemorrhage. Her family alleged that medication was given to Weeks through the wrong tube, while the hospital claims she died as a result of a stroke. Either way, the family’s allegations of medical malpractice were strong enough to bring in a settlement. The family stood to gain damages for medical and funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship from the untimely death had the wrongful death lawsuit gone to trial.

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