Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC
Receive the trusted counsel you deserve – contact us for a free consultation.
203-517-0456 or 866-554-1709

We Have Earned The Reputation As One of the Most Respected Personal Injury Litigation Firms In Connecticut

  • Super Lawyers | Connecticut and New England 2006-2014
  • Distinguished AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • NBTA | National Board of Trial Advocacy Est. 1977
  • CTLA | Board of Governors
  • Bar Register
Our Practice Areas

Lawsuit claims medication-related negligence led to woman's death

No patient should have to be subjected to medication-related negligence. Such negligence can be very impactful. Such negligence can sometimes even have fatal results.

Recently, a wrongful death case has arisen in Texas which involves allegations of medication-related negligence. The case involves a now-deceased elderly woman and the care she received from a doctor.

In 2009, the elderly woman had a minor stroke. Reportedly, after this occurred, the above-mentioned doctor prescribed the woman Coumadin.

The woman's daughter claims that, in 2011, the doctor acted negligently in connection to the woman's care. Specifically, the woman's daughter claims that the doctor failed to put the woman back on Coumadin after the Coumadin prescription expired.

Reportedly, in March 2011, the woman had a massive stroke. In September 2011, the woman died. The woman's daughter claims that the woman's March 2011 stroke and the woman's death could have been prevented had the doctor put the woman back on Coumadin after the expiration of the prescription.

A lawsuit has been brought by the woman's daughter in a court in Texas against the doctor in connection to the above allegations. Reportedly, this lawsuit is asking for damages. One wonders what will ultimately happen in this case.

As the allegations in this case underscore, medication-related negligence by medical professionals can sometimes result in a patient dying. No patient should have to suffer fatal harm and no family should have to suffer the loss of a loved one because a medical professional failed to act properly. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals make sure to not commit medication-related negligence against patients.

Source: The Southeast Texas Record, "Suit alleges doctor failed to use meds that could have saved woman's life," Kelly Holleran, Feb. 20, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email

Tooher Wocl & Leydon LLC is a law firm experienced in handling wrongful death, medical malpractice, auto accidents, fall down claims, nursing home negligence and abuse, car crash and motor vehicle collision lawsuits. The personal injury trial lawyers handle cases throughout Fairfield County. If you have been seriously injured in Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, Bridgeport, or anywhere in Connecticut, please call one of our litigation attorneys at 203-517-0456, or email the firm to schedule a free consultation.

Tooher, Wocl & Leydon LLC | Personal Trial Lawyers

We maintain offices in the cities of Stamford and Bridgeport, and we represent clients throughout the state of Connecticut.

Stamford Office:

80 Fourth Street | Stamford, CT 06905 | Fax: 203-324-1407 | Map & Directions

Bridgeport Office:

1087 Broad Street | 4th Floor | Bridgeport, CT 06604 | Map & Directions

The sooner you arrange a free consultation with us, the sooner you will understand all of the options available to you. Contact us today to receive information and advice directly from our experienced attorneys.