A woman’s beneficiary has sued a Texas hospital and two physicians for wrongful death after she died while in their care in August of 2005. She was involved in a car accident and taken to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. The lawsuit claims that a CT scan was not performed in time to save her life.
“Bowden’s condition continued to deteriorate. Dr. Senthilkumar saw Bowden once again on Aug. 24 and once again failed to order a CT scan,” the suit said. “Dr. Senthilkumar subsequently saw Ms. Bowden again on August 25, 2005, at which time he finally ordered a CT scan.”
The scan detected subdural hematoma, but it was “too late as Bowden’s condition had deteriorated such that surgery would not be of any benefit,” the suit said. “As a result of defendants’ negligence, Bowden suffered severe pain and ultimately died on August 27, 2005.”
The wrongful death suit was filed in Jefferson County District Court. The lawsuit if asking for damages to help pay for medical and funeral bills as well as the pain and suffering that the woman went through.
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