For a relatively healthy person in Rhode Island, a case of pneumonia can be challenging, but a full recovery is typically possible if he or she is properly treated. However, one out-of-state woman claims that her husband's case of pneumonia was exacerbated by medical malpractice. She has filed a wrongful death case as a result of his death.
Court papers indicate that the 49-year-old man was diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia in Dec. 2013. He was treated and returned home, but was admitted to the hospital two days later after his symptoms worsened. Unfortunately, he died shortly thereafter as a result of what his wife claims was medical malpractice.