Parents File Malpractice Suit After Son Dies At University.

The parents of a foreign engineering student who died after visiting the University Hospital for a knee injury are seeking $20 million from the university in a medical malpractice suit.The parents filed the lawsuit in civil court last week on behalf of their son who died several days after he visited the University Hospital due to an injured right knee while playing baseball at the college.The suit alleges that the victim who was just 21, died of a pulmonary embolism due to a blood clot that went untreated by the hospital after his knee injury. As an experienced attorney I have reviewed many cases of medical malpractice and completed same with favorable results.

“Prior to his visit to the University Hospital our son did not have any medical issues with his right knee,” his parents claim.The victim went to the University Hospital after he injured his right knee while playing sports.According to the lawsuit, his vital signs were abnormal,his knee was painful and severely swollen, and the victim was unable to put any weight at all on his right knee. He was sent home and told to rest by the doctor on call.The next day the victim went back to the hospital for a follow-up visit, and his vital signs were still abnormal but,he was released.That evening,the victim was taken by ambulance to the Hospital emergency room, where he died later that evening.The suit alleges that three employees,including a physician and two nurses were negligent and that they failed to recognize obvious problems like the abnormal vital signs.According to court documents,the victim’s medical expenses were over $86,000 and his funeral expenses were over $12,000.The suit also stated that the victim’s expected income as an engineer was to be at least $3 million during his lifetime.Each parent is seeking $8 million in damages from the university.If you or a family member has been the victim of medical malpractice call me at 800 320-0080 or visit me at my offices in either Baltimore or Rockville today.