My mother was misdiagnosed and put on hospice - taken off all medications and given morphine and other deadly drugs, no food, et

Asked over 1 year ago - Sacramento, CA

My mother was misdiagnosed with aspirating by a speech therapist at the hospital . She was given the option of a feeding tube surgically put in or hospice and comfort care and opted for the latter . Once she was in the care home , they determined she was not aspirating . But they wouldn't take her off " comfort care " - which to them meant not giving her her regular medications for her heart , blood pressure , named's , warfare - which in itself is likely to cause death , further , they immediately started giving her morphine ( although she was not in pain ) , and two other deadly prescriptions and withholding food and water . They refused to acknowledge my Power of Attorney and per my brother's prior Power of Atty , refused to discuss anything with me . She died Sun . . Do I have a case ?

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  1. Fareesh S. Sarangi

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    Answered . Medical malpractice cases often depend on specific factual details. Find a medical malpractice attorney on Avvo and take him/her the medical records if you have them. They can assess whether there was a standard of care violation. Good Luck and hope you heal from this.

    * Please note that I am an Attorney practicing in Georgia, but I am not your attorney. This post is intended to... more
  2. John Paul Thygerson

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    Answered . Consult with a medical malpractice attorney.

  3. David B Pittman

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    Answered . I would most definitely contact a medical malpractice attorney and see if you have a case.

  4. Sean Michael Patrick

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    Answered . You may but her medical records will need to be reviewed.

    I am licensed in California, therefore, my answers are based on general prinicpals of law or California law, which... more
  5. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Best bet is to call a med mal lawyer in your state who answered above to discuss in detail.

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