My husband had s sick stomach and wa weak. I brought him to the Doctor, and the Doctor could not get his blood pressure in either arm. He never did an EKG he sent him home with five differnt heart mediciines, something for his stomach nd made an appointment with a ardiologist for Tuesday. My husband died the next morning from untrreated hypotention He had a massive heart attack.
I'm sorry for your loss. The first thing you need to do is have an attorney obtain the records, so they can be reviewed by a cardiologist. If what you say is true, then you likely have a valid lawsuit, however, everyone has a blood pressure, and it sounds like your information is incorrect. If you'd like to discuss, please feel free to call.
Mr. Gold is correct. Obtaining the records is the key to the case. You should also speak with a personal injury attorney in your area immediately. Remember, you only have 2 1/2 years to bring a medical malpractice action.
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I am so sorry for your loss. Yes, it does sound like your husband's untimely death might have been prevented if he had received different medical treatment. The medical records will tell the story. You should consult with a local attorney immediately. You can find someone in your area by searching among the profiles here on AVVO. Good luck!
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I am sorry your husband died under such circumstances. Let me start by making a correction to another post. The statute of limitations for wrongful death is 2 years. You need to speak with an attorney experienced in cases of this type sooner than later. Do not try to obtain medical records first. That is the lawyer's job. I have handled many cases of this type. Based on my experience (and that of many others), these are not easy cases to win or settle. They depend on very specific facts which need to be developed in a thorough interview and an examination of medical records which often pre-date the incident. The autopsy report, if there is one, can also be very helpful, bit it is not necessary in every single case. I hope this information has been helpful to you.
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