What one does not know can kill a person. This is particularly true in the medical field where it may be vital for medical professionals to be aware of possible health conditions of a patient, in Rhode Island or in any other state. Unfortunately it seems that one medical center may have failed to do this recently and is now facing a hospital negligence lawsuit.
The dispute revolves around a hospital visit by a woman after an accidental fall while she was at home in early Oct. 2013. The lawsuit alleges that the hospital was negligent in failing to diagnose a pressure ulcer which resulted in the patient's death. The woman visited the hospital after she fractured her left hip, shoulder and humerus. The medical staff noted some skin breakdown two times in subsequent visits to the hospital.