Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed Over Alleged Negligence in Treating Respiratory Failure

Medical malpractice lawsuit filed over alleged negligence in treating respiratory failureSt. Mary's Medical Center in West Virginia has recently been the target of a medical malpractice lawsuit filed by a woman who claims the facility did not properly treat her for respiratory failure.

Kristi Weant was admitted to the center two years ago, allegedly suffering from respiratory failure at the time, the West Virginia Record reports. She claims that in treating this condition, the defendant failed to properly insert and monitor an intravenous line in her left hand. This alleged negligence caused Weant to suffer injuries while in the care of the hospital, the medical malpractice suit contends.

Weant seeks compensatory damages as well as pre- and post-judgment interest for what she describes as a failure to exercise the reasonable standard of care that should be expected from prudent health services providers on the part of the defendant, the lawsuit states. She is represented by two medical malpractice attorneys.

Respiratory failure is a condition in which the lungs are not able to maintain carbon dioxide and oxygen exchange levels at acceptable ranges. It is a serious health condition that requires emergency medical attention.