$250,000 Settlement for Medication Error in Hospital

Partner Ronald P. Goldfaden, representing the family of a decedent, settled a claim surrounding the medical treatment of a 78-year-old man who died following his admission to a local hospital. He was admitted to the hospital with complaints of abdominal pain. He also had a rapid heart rate for which he was given an I.V. drip of Cardizem, a medication used to slow the heart rate. The I.V. drip was given too rapidly, and the man died. The findings of the autopsy and a subsequent investigation revealed that the cause of death was an overdose of Cardizem caused by a nurse’s negligence.