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by Jeff Rasansky - July 11, 2011
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

This week, we’ve been discussing patient dumping – an abhorrent and illegal act of medical malpractice in which hospitals refuse to treat patients who they believe cannot afford medical help or who may incur large medical costs.
Let’s take a look at some of the recent patient-dumping medical malpractice settlements taken from the headlines from across the country in 2011:

  • $50,000 settlement: Dallas County Hospital did not perform an EKG on a cardiac diabetic patient who came to the emergency room asking for an examination. The patient died of a heart attack.
  • $48,000 settlement: A hospital allegedly failed to screen and stabilize a transfer patient who was diagnosed with abnormal hemoglobin and internal bleeding. He sat in the waiting room for seven hours and died in the ER.
  • $42,500 settlement: Two different hospitals located on the same property failed to screen and treat a patient with a serious wrist laceration. The patient was finally sent to a third hospital without being stabilized.
  • $50,000 settlement: A patient diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis by her family doctor waited in an ER waiting room for 8 hours without receiving treatment. When she finally traveled to a different hospital, she was diagnosed with DVT and pulmonary embolism.
  • $170,000 settlement: A medical center failed to provide care to four different emergency room patients, including patients who suffered from brain hemorrhaging and spinal fractures.

Patient dumping is an extremely important matter—both on a legal and a moral level. If you or a family member was a victim of patient dumping in Texas, speak with a Dallas TX medical malpractice attorney at Rasansky Law Firm today. We can help you better understand your case and get you the compensation you deserve.

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