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$3 million Settlement Reached in SC Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Misread CT scan causes death of young girl

A 29-year-old mother of three has reached a settlement agreement with six doctors at the Chester Regional Medical Center in South Carolina for medical negligence which caused her daughter’s death in 2005.

According to the lawsuit, the young woman sought medical help at the emergency room on three occasions for severe abdominal pain. The CT scan was misread the first two times. On her third trip to the emergency room, the doctors and surgeons found she suffered from a twisted bowel and performed surgery. They found her intestine was dead because the blood supply had been cut off. She died the night of her operation from her untreated medical condition.

The lawsuit alleges if the CT scan had been read correctly the first time at the emergency room, the condition could have been corrected and the young woman’s life would have been saved.

Chester Regional Medical Center settled a claim with the family for $250,000.

Our attorneys at Munley, Munley, & Cartwright are experienced in Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawsuits and will evaluate your case thoroughly and explore all potential sources of recovery – we fight to protect the rights of patients. If you or a loved one has been harmed by medical negligence, you may have a medical malpractice claim.

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