My husband was released from the hospital and approximately an hour later died in the ER driveway. Why was he released

He was rushed to a hospital by ambulance and then transferred by ambulance to another hospital for treatment of pneumonia and possible lung surgery. He was told the doctor wanted to see if his lungs cleared up with the antibiotics before they would do surgery. He was released at 11:00 A.M. although the nurse said she didn't think he should be discharged because his blood pressure was to high. She went and called the doctor and the doctor said he could go. The nurse told him to get something to eat becase of medicine he has just taken. We went a few miles up the road from the hospital to get something to eat. While we were eating he said he didn't feel good and wanted to leave. When we got into the van he told me to take him back to the hospital because he was not feeling good. I parked in the ER driveway and ran to the door and called for help. When I returned to my husband he was not breathing. A man from the ER had me run back and tell them it was a Code Blue. When more help arrived they got him out and on to the driveway and started CPR. They worked on him for quite awhile in the ER and I was told they were not able to revive him and said I could go in and see him. While I was talking to him they said he took a breath on his own. He was moved to ICU and the next evening we were told he was beyong hope and were advised to take him off the machines. Which I did. I am having a hard time understanding how this could happen and would like to know if it cause for a malpractice suit. We were in the process of adopting three children and it is very hard on them.

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Diagnosis errors are a common form of medical malpractice, and as a result many people often become more ill or die due to the doctor’s inability to treat the issue. In your case it appears as though the one nurse was still concerned for your husband’s health and yet the doctor was so sure of his diagnosis he sent you two on your way. It is such a tragedy to hear that his life was taken as a result of this miss-diagnosis. When dealing with medical issues, in most situations illnesses are time-sensitive, and if the proper problems are not diagnosed quickly more complications can arise, as it seems with your husband. There is a very good chance that you have a case to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit, though without all the little details it is hard to say for sure. It is encouraged that you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to start the process. Call today and they will be able to walk you through the legal steps as well as help you decide the best plan of action to take.

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