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Hospital Sued for Malpractice After Patient Dies From Heart Attack

Posted on Feb 15, 2010 2:04pm PST

A medical malpractice lawsuit filed against a Texas hospital has resulted in a $1.3 million jury verdict for the victim's family.

The lawsuit was filed against Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas by the family of 41-year-old Stacy Meaux. The lawsuit claims the hospital was negligent in its treatment of Meaux, who died of a heart attack hours after coming to the hospital's emergency room.

The Jefferson County jury found both the hospital and Dr. Michael Peterson to have committed "willful or wanton negligence" in treating Meaux. The exact details of what transpired while Meaux was at the hospital have not been disclosed.

Although the jury awarded Meaux's family $1.3 million in damages, a medical malpractice cap will limit the amount of damages awarded for pain and suffering to $250,000 per defendant.

If you have suffered an injury due to doctor or hospital malpractice, or if you believe your loved one was killed as a result of medical malpractice, you may have legal grounds to pursue a lawsuit against the responsible party. An experienced North Carolina medical malpractice attorney at Lanier Law Group, P.A. can help you exercise your rights to recovery by guiding you through the claims process and aggressively prosecuting your claim for the largest possible settlement.

To learn more, please contact Lanier Law Group, P.A. today to schedule your FREE consultation!

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