Advocate Health and Hospitals is under fire after numerous negligent actions lead to the death of a patient on January 30, 2014. Among the claims made by the executor of the deceased’s estate are that the doctors in charge of the victim’s care misdiagnosed her condition, performed an unnecessary surgical procedure and failed to detect internal bleeding during and immediately following the operation. Whenever medical errors result in bodily injury or the death of a patient, the doctors performing the procedure and the facility where the procedure took place can be held liable for damages in the amount of the cost of additional medical care or for wrongful death.
Lawsuit Alleges Malpractice and Negligence
Herlinda Rodriquez was under the care of Doctors George Bovis and John Ruge from January 19, 2014 until her death on January 30. She had been admitted for a spinal procedure that Juan Rodriquez claims was inappropriate and unneeded. It is his claim that Herlinda was misdiagnosed and never required the procedure, and that the doctors performing the procedure did not take the steps needed to stop the internal bleeding that would eventually claim her life. Juan filed a lawsuit against both doctors, Advocate Health and Hospitals and Advocate Medical Group on February 1, 2016.