Riverside, CA asked in Wrongful Death for California

Q: my father went to the hospital and died within the 24 hours they had him there can I file a wrongful death suit

They said he had only one functioning kidney so they did an emergency dialysis treatment they also said he had COVID 19 yet All of us who had full contact with him never tested positive for COVID 19 and his death certificate does not mention COVID 19 he was in the hospital from around 1pm and didn't get a room until around 9pm so if he supposedly had COVID 19 they just left him in a hallway on a bed exposing everyone to it. I believe seeing as none of us exposed to my father even those with weakend immune systems did not have COVID 19 that he got COVID 19 there in the hospital. COVID 19 affects the kidneys and my father's death certificate says he died of renal failure which I don't understand if they gave him dialysis treatment and had one functioning kidney still how is it he died of renal failure he was only in there care a little over 24 hours before he passed away.

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James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The family should speak with a local attorney handling medical malpractice matters. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

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