Michigan Medical Malpractice Attorneys of Goodman Acker, P.C., File Lawsuit Against Hospital

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Detroit personal injury law firm files lawsuit alleging that hospital’s negligence served as the cause of a seven-year-old boy’s death.

Medical malpractice lawyer serving Detroit, Michigan

Tim Sulolli

We retained three medical experts, one of whom is a medical director of the pediatric critical care center [at UCLA], to review the case.

The Michigan medical malpractice lawyers of Goodman Acker, P.C., recently filed a lawsuit in Montcalm County Circuit Court (Case No. 12-H-16684 NH; Judge Hon. David A Hoort) against Carson City Hospital for the alleged wrongful death of a seven-year-old boy, Dakota Rudy.

Goodman Acker is representing the family against the hospital, alleging that the hospital’s negligence was the cause of the child’s death.

Dakota Rudy was taken by EMS to Carson City Hospital after he came to a near-drowning experience in his bathtub, the lawsuit claims. By the time EMS arrived at the Rudy home, the child was breathing and appeared to be OK. However, as a precaution the mother, Shannon Rudy, let emergency crews take him to the hospital, the complaint alleges.

The lawsuit further alleges: On the way to the hospital, Dakota began to panic, and his oxygen levels started to deplete. A doctor and some nurses began to administer drugs to stop Dakota’s breathing, but they allegedly failed to properly open his airway while intubating him. As a result, they had to replace it with a second tube.

The child was then airlifted to Helen Devos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, where a nurse allegedly claimed the boy was not getting any oxygen, the suit claims. Dakota was pronounced dead the following day.

The Michigan medical malpractice lawyers have filed the lawsuit on the alleged basis that Carson City Hospital and its staff were negligent in their failure to properly open Dakota’s airwaves so that he was able to get oxygen and breathe, leading to his death.

“We retained three medical experts, one of whom is a medical director of the pediatric critical care center [at UCLA], to review the case,” said Tim Sulolli, a medical malpractice attorney at Goodman Acker, P.C., representing the family.

The medical malpractice lawsuit seeks damages for the family, including its pain and suffering. No trial date has been set by the court. The lawsuit is currently undergoing case evaluations at this time.

About Goodman Acker, P.C.

Goodman Acker, P.C., is a Michigan personal injury law firm based out of Southfield. The law firm has a team of experienced and expert medical malpractice attorneys that represent patients who have been injured or killed due to the negligence of a hospital, nurse, doctor, surgeon or any other medical care professional or facility.

For more information about the award-winning law firm of Goodman Acker, P.C., or to speak with one of the attorneys about a potential medical malpractice claim, call the law firm’s office today at (248) 483-5000 or submit the firm’s online form. Goodman Acker, P.C., offers free, no-obligation case reviews and represents clients on a contingency fee basis, which means no legal fees whatsoever unless the case is settled or won.

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