Warshauer Law Group Attorneys Secure $3.2 Million Dollar Verdict in Wrongful Death Trial
Our client’s wife was treated at the hospital following a motor vehicle collision for an ankle fracture, broken ribs and abdominal contusions. After spending one day in ICU, she was transferred to a surgical floor where she was receiving morphine via a pain pump and Lortab (both opioid pain medications). The third day in the hospital, a physician added another opioid, Oxycontin. Our client’s wife, suffered respiratory depression, a known risk of opioid pain medications, and ultimately suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest resulting in an anoxic brain injury. She died three months later. While she was on the hospital floor, she was not being monitored by continuous pulse oximetry or by any other means.