Upon visiting a hospital with a serious medical condition, patients in Massachusetts typically expect to receive a certain standard of treatment. Those who fail to receive the necessary care may be more susceptible to suffering severe health consequences, or worse. A family in another state has recently filed a medical malpractice claim after claiming negligence led to the wrongful death of a 27-year-old woman.

According to reports, the incident began when the woman first visited the facility with possible signs of an infection. Although subsequent tests indicated possible signs of pneumonia and her medical history suggested an increased risk of infection, the family asserts that a complete blood count test was not conducted. Instead, she was reportedly given a prescription for antibiotics and sent home.

The next day, a family member found that she had collapsed in the bathroom and rushed her back to the hospital. She was airlifted to another facility for additional treatment after going into septic shock. She passed away the next day due to complications of pneumonia. Her family claims that her death could have been avoided had doctors taken the necessary steps to address her condition during the initial visit.

While losing a loved one can be harrowing under any circumstance, such a scenario could prove more difficult to accept when it comes as a result of another party’s negligence. Those who encounter loss under similar circumstances and wish to know more about the next steps to take to seek accountability could benefit from consulting with an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney in Massachusetts can help a client better prepare to seek the full amount of compensation entitled through a medical malpractice claim against all parties deemed responsible.