Meditech Early Warning Sepsis Detection
I represent the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice and wrongful death case in georgia, in which a patient was admitted to the hospital. During one evening at the hospital, his vital signs precipitously worsened, and we believe he became septic that evening.
The hospital used meditech, but at the relevant time, it did not have the sepsis early warning detection system in place. No physician was informed of the patient's declining condition, and the patient died that night.
We are interested in consulting with an expert knowledgeable about meditech's sepsis early warning detection system about whether that system, if enabled, would have automatically alerted any physicians or other healthcare providers of the patient's worsening vital signs and sepsis risk, and if so, what the content of that notification would likely have been.+undefined Other Responses
My mother was recently pronounced brain dead at a nc hospital after a car accident. I see that there is no unified law or protocol in determining someone brain dead, but my family feels that somehow we were forced by the hospital to go through with the brain death tests. The way the doctors communicated the process was terse at best, telling us that we had to do the tests in 3 days. After the incident, i tried to get a copy of the hospital protocol on brain death. They did have a guideline, but no unified checklist. Both were indicated as revised after my mother's passing. We are not trying to hold anyone responsible, but mainly trying to find whether what we were told was accurate. As a reference, her prognosis was brain hemorrhage and herniation.+1 Other Responses