Seneca, SC asked in Civil Litigation, Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for South Carolina

Q: Can my family sue for how a hospital profiled my mother who passed away? Failed to diagnose cancer but passed from clot.

My mothers medical journey was a nightmare and a hospital system failed her horribly. She was profiled from day one. Even her FNP will attest to this. We had an autopsy done. Her abdomen had caused her pain for almost a year. Protruding and painful. The cancer center cancelled her appt 2 months before she passed. She passed from a blood clot suddenly at home. I was told wrongful death isn’t an option. However, that wasn’t what ny family was after. She had drank for appx. 3 yrs. The hospital system treated her poorly and I’ll be glad to give extensive examples. I work in the medical field and had it not been for me advocating for everything they did too she would have suffered 10 times more. She was readmitted 9 times within a two year period. She was denied care 2 days before she lost her memory when she went in to voluntarily detox. 2 days later she was septic, rare strain of strep bacterium, dehydrated, kidneys failing never regained her short term memory, This is just some of it.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A South Carolina attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. You could reach out to law firms to try to set up a free initial consult. This appears to be a complex file with a long patient history - and it isn't clear if timeliness was the issue on which you were advised there is not a cause of action. Hopefully, a consult could help better outline the issues and your options here. Good luck

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