Death resulting from malpractice in emergency room in Atlanta area hosptial
Confidential cash settlement at mediation. RF v. XYZ Hospital and ABC Emergency Group, P.C. Superior Court of Dekalb County, Georgia. Atlanta area hospital negligently released fifteen (15) year old patient who later died from injuries suffered in a car accident a few hours earlier. Child suffered a fracture in his sacrum that nicked his iliac artery. He bled into his retroperitoneal cavity for several hours until it finally burst causing rapid blood loss. Had the ER physician ordered a CT scan the bleed would have been discovered.