06/15/2010 // West Palm Beach, Florida, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Glenview, IL—Glenbrook Hospital and five of its doctors faces medical malpractice litigation with regard to the wrongful death of a Lake Forest man. The family of the alleged malpractice victim filed suit in Cook County, according to a June 3, 2010 report by PioneerLocal.com.
David Timson, 56, reported to Glenbrook Hospital in early December after developing an infection in his hip. After undergoing surgery for the infection, he subsequently suffered kidney failure.
The kidney failure required Timson to undergo dialysis. However, fluids in Timson’s body began to accumulate.
The attorney representing Timson’s family alleged doctors inadequately monitored the patient’s build up of fluids after he went without dialysis treatments for several days.
The medical malpractice lawsuit contended although there were significant indications of a fluid overload, doctors still went on to give Timson blood without dialysis.
This unfortunately caused Timson to go into cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead January 2, 2010. An autopsy revealed his cause of death to be a fluid overload.
“David Timson should be home with his family today. He died of malpractice, plain and simple, and we intend on proving it in court,” the attorney declared.
The lawsuit apparently seeks “substantial compensation for Mrs. Timson and their two sons”.
The case continues.
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