When faced with a stay in the hospital, the vast majority of patients in Texas typically hope for as short and uneventful of a stay as possible. Unfortunately, doctor errors, hospital negligence and other instances of medical malpractice are not as uncommon as some people would hope, and can cause severe injuries and suffering that can drastically extend the time spent in the hospital. For one out-of-state family, a series of medical errors not only extended a loved one's stay but also led to her death.
According to the patient's daughter, the 64-year-old woman was an otherwise active individual with few health problems prior to entering the hospital. The stay in the hospital was prompted by a series of seizures, and doctors assured her that she would only have to stay until the medicine began to take effect. Before she could be discharged, a fall from her bed sparked the first of many medical errors.