MRSA Medical Malpractice Suit Filed

MRSA patient dies in hospital due to alleged neglectMarjorie Johnson has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Mercy Hospital in Wisconsin and one of its doctors for alleged negligence in treating her husband’s methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection.

Charles Johnson was experiencing symptoms of shortness of breath and bleeding, and was admitted to Mercy Hospital in 2007 with a possible viral infection and a MRSA infection, the Janesville Gazette reports.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MRSA is a bacterial infection most commonly found on the skin that can be difficult to treat due to its resistance to certain antibiotics.

Dr. Steven Brown proceeded to treat Johnson after he was admitted by administering intravenous injections of certain drugs. The news provider reports that Johnson died shortly after.

The lawsuit alleges that Brown and the hospital were negligent in treating Johnson, specifying that “the defendants grossly and negligently failed to properly diagnose, observe, treat and administer proper medical care.”

Marjorie Johnson is suing the hospital and Brown for loss of companionship, medical and hospital expenses, mental and emotional pain and distress, loss of insurance proceeds and loss of wages, according to the news source.