Senior Dies of Untreated Infection Caused by Stone in Urinary Tract

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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2017 – A 67-year old woman allegedly died as a result of not being treated for a blocked urinary tract caused by an infected renal stone. The woman’s husband filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against two doctors and the hospital that treated his wife prior to her death.

According to court documents filed in this case, the patient went to the local emergency department complaining of fever-like symptoms on October 24, 2016. An ultrasound was ordered and it was determined that the woman had a ureteral obstructing stone and a bacteria infection. The urologist in charge of the patient’s treatment allegedly suggested the findings were not serious enough to warrant antibiotics and discharged the woman with pain medications. No further tests were carried out.

Two days later, the patient, in a state of septic shock, returned to the hospital and was taken to the operating room. Despite aggressive treatment and time in the intensive care unit, the woman’s condition worsened and she died on October 27, 2016.

The lawsuit statement of claim suggested that the death was preventable, that the accepted standard of care for such an infection required the use of antibiotics and that had drugs been given, the patient would still be alive.

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