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Family files wrongful death claim against hospital

The untimely loss of a loved one can be a difficult thing to accept, especially when this loss is sudden and unexpected. The process could prove even more harrowing should a family in Illinois experience a similar circumstance due to the negligent actions of another party. A family in another state has recently filed a wrongful death claim against a hospital after claiming that negligent treatment led to the untimely passing of a 23-year-old woman and her newborn child.

According to reports, the woman first visited the facility while pregnant after experiencing symptoms of swelling and high blood pressure. After staying at the facility overnight, she was given a prescription for medication and released with instructions to keep a watch on her blood pressure. She visited the facility two days later after her condition had failed to improve and was released again without receiving further treatment.

After two more days passed, she was admitted into the emergency room after she was found unresponsive. She died shortly thereafter, and although doctors delivered the baby before her passing, the child also passed away later on. Her family has since filed a lawsuit accusing the facility of failing to properly evaluate her condition and provide the necessary standard of treatment.

Many families have been forced to endure the hardships that can accompany the sudden loss of someone close. When the negligent actions of another party cause such a loss to occur, surviving family members could choose to consult with an attorney for guidance on their available options for restitution. An attorney can examine the situation and assist a client in Illinois in pursuing the full amount of compensation deserved through a wrongful death claim.

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