Pa. Hospital’s Missteps Led to Ohio Man’s Death, Suit Says

Law360, Los Angeles (January 11, 2018, 7:54 PM EST) -- What began as an emergency room visit for abdominal pain ended in an Ohio man's sudden death after catastrophic gastrointestinal problems were negligently ignored by doctors at Pennsylvania’s Geisinger Medical Center, a lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday alleges.

Louis Anthony Melton was admitted as an inpatient for observation in January 2016 following an emergency room CT scan and blood work, but no surgical intervention or further radiological tests were ordered, the suit filed in Pennsylvania by Melton’s daughter, Krystel Wilson, said. This, despite classic symptoms of potentially fatal gastrointestinal conditions, most involving an enlargement of the intestines due to blocked...

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Pennsylvania Middle

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Med. Malpractice


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Date Filed

January 9, 2018

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