In Tennessee and all across the country when people enter any type of medical facility seeking treatment for an illness or problem, they expect to be feeling better by the time they leave. Unfortunately, however, sometimes careless mistakes are made by physicians and other medical staff that can cause additional injury or even lead to the death of a patient. If you or someone you love has received treatment at a medical facility and then suffered serious injury or even death after receiving the treatment, then you should talk to a Tennessee medical malpractice and wrongful death lawyer right away. They will hear your case and help to make sure you get the compensation you deserve for what you have suffered.
In this case, The New Life Lodge Rehabilitation Center faces its second multimillion dollar lawsuit by a woman whose son died last year two days after entering the facility. The rehabilitation center, New Life, and its former lead doctor, Dr. Jonathan W. Butler are being accused of medical malpractice, negligence, and wrongful death in the death of Patrick Bryant who died on his twentieth birthday.
According to the lawsuit, Penny Lynn Bryant claims that her son Patrick was given medications including Phenobarbital, phenergen and suboxone. He was also prescribed the antihistamine vistaril, despite being allergic to other antihistamines. Bryant cause of death was determined as a hypoxic brain injury; however no autopsy was performed at the family’s request. Also according to the lawsuit, Bryant was not on hourly supervision despite the fact that he had been vomiting, was over-sedated and had labored breathing or was asthmatic. Finally, according to the mother, Penny Lynn Bryant’s claims her son was unresponsive for an estimated four hours before he was found by the New Life staff. According to claims by several patients and their family members over medication is a frequent problem for the rehab center. The New Life rehab center claims that Bryant’s medical records would show no malpractice or negligence but that they could not release the records because of patient confidentiality laws.
Patrick Bryant’s mother, Penny Lynn Bryant is seeking a total of $13 million in compensation and damages.
Cases just like this one happen all too often all across the country and right here to the residents of Tennessee. If you or someone you care about has suffered from serious injury or even death after receiving treatment at a medical facility, then we recommend you contact one of our compassionate and experienced Tennessee medical malpractice and wrongful death attorneys as soon as possible. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve for what you have been through. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.