Q: Had my grandmother in er and the whole time the alarm went off due to high bloodpressure.
Had my grandmother in er and the whole time the alarm went off due to high bloodpressure. I took some pictures and video of the monitor. She had had strokes in the past when it was 225/103 I went and got the nurse and was told it's ok shes in the best place she could be stop worrying they are monitoring it. When they ce to discharge her I asked why all her complaints wasnt addressed so the doctor order a head scan and pelvic exam. They admitted her still not treating the extremely high BP. The next morning they did another head scan and it revealed she had a stroke the night sometime between the scan in the er and the scan the next morning. Can they be held liable.? I have had to put her in rehab at a nursing home because she too weak to even walk now. I am her poa and have the legal paperwork to act in her behalf on this matter
A: It's difficult to say if they could be held liable. Your best option would probably be to try to arrange an initial consult with a Kentucky med mal attorney. Even if by textbook principles, you COULD demonstrate they are liable, health issues with elderly patients can sometimes present practical challenges to a plaintiff's attorney in litigating such cases (you mention previous strokes). See what an attorney tells you; many offer free consults on med mal cases. Good luck.
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