What to do if f my grandmother was hospitalized, diagnosed with a GI bleed and ordered to have a blood transfusion but never received it and died?

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What to do if f my grandmother was hospitalized, diagnosed with a GI bleed and ordered to have a blood transfusion but never received it and died?

On the death certificate, cardiac arrest was the case of death with secondary causes, including severe anemia, hypotension, and hypoxia followed by a third reason being GI bleed.

Asked on December 4, 2012 under Malpractice Law, Florida

Answers:

Catherine Blackburn / Blackburn Law Firm

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If your grandmother died in Florida, there are severe limitations to her claim.  In Florida, only a surviving spouse or children under the age of 25 can recover for wrongful death caused by medical malpractice.

If your grandmother did not have a spouse or children under 25, there really is no claim (except for funeral expenses which won't pay even a small percentage of the cost of bringing the claim).

If she had a spouse or children under 25, then those persons should contact a malpractice laywer in their area rigtht away.  It sounds like there may be a legitimate claim. 


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