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Delray Medical Center Facing Two Medical Malpractice Suits

delray-beach.jpg Lazaro Rodriquez went to Delray Medical Center complaining of chest pain. Less than three days later, he died of a heart attack. His wife attempted CPR and called 911, but to no avail. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Rodriquez’s wife, Joanne has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Delray Medical Center, alleging that doctors misread test results, improperly treated him and then released him on January 12, 2011. The ER doctor concluded that Rodriguez had suffered a heart attack. Two specialists were assigned to his case after the diagnosis: radiologist Fernando Rivera and cardiologist Rodolfo Carrillo-Jimenez. The lawsuit alleges that Dr. Rivera misread the results of a coronary CTA, a test that identifies heart problems. Dr. Rivera concluded the CTA was normal, when the result was actually abnormal. Dr. Carrillo-Jimenez reportedly stopped Rodriguez’s heart medication and prematurely released him from the hospital. According to the lawsuit, Rodriguez was sent home with only aspirin and ibuprofen, even though he had elevated levels of troponin, indicating he suffered heart trauma.

Rodriguez went into cardiac arrest at home less than three days later. He died in the morning hours of January 15, 2011. His wife is seeking damages of $50,000. Rodriquez left behind ten and eleven year old sons when he passed.

Dr. Carrillo-Jimenez and the Delray Medical Center are defending another wrongful death suit. Brian Yellin sued the hospital and several doctors after his wife died. She was admitted the ER suffering abdominal pain, heart palpitations and other symptoms. She was found unconscious in a hospital bed four days later, having suffered two heart attacks that left her with a brain injury. Yellin sued the hospital, alleging that Dr. Carrillo-Jimenez had mismanaged his wife’s blood-thinning medications.

Delray Medical Center sued for wrongful death of husband, father, www.sun-sentinel.com August 10, 2012.


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