$500,000 Settlement For Failure to Manage

The parents of a 31-year-old single woman who died of a pulmonary embolism four hours after arriving at a local emergency department will receive a $500,000 settlement. There were multiple delays including a delay by the doctor in ordering the necessary anticoagulation therapy, and a failure of the nursing staff to carry out the order when it was finally given. The defendants were prepared to prove that the woman would have died even if the anticoalgulation had been administered promptly.