Case Conclusion Date: August 26, 2008
Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
Outcome: Confidential Settlement
Description: Before ever filing a lawsuit, confidentially settled a wrongful death/medical malpractice claim brought on behalf of the children of a mother that was given a lethal dosage of the wrong medication at a Florida hospital. The mother went to the emergency room of the hospital complaining of stomach cramps. To ease the mother's stomach cramps, the emergency room physician prescribed Pepcid AC, a commonly prescribed medication for stomach cramps. However, instead of being given the Pepcid AC as prescribed by the emergency room physician, a hospital nurse gave the mother a lethal dosage of Pancuronium Bromide/Pavulon, a drug that is typically used to carry out the lethal injection in the State of Florida. After being given the Pancuronium Bromide/Pavulon, the mother went into cardiac arrest, her vital organs began to shut down and she died a short time later at the hospital.