A wrongful death lawsuit alleged a man died because a Houston hospital staff was more concerned with receiving payment than saving his life.
The girlfriend of the father of three, who died at age 32, said his life could have been saved.
Earlier this month, attorneys filed a lawsuit against Doctors Hospital-Tidwell in Houston.
The attorneys say the man was denied medical care for 41 minutes while the physicians were squabbling over whether the man could afford care and how he would pay for it.
The man had been fighting a fever, and on the day that he died – Dec. 26, 2013 – he went to a doctor and was given an antibiotic shot.
The man got worse as the day went on and when he called an ambulance he was taken to Doctors Hospital-Tidwell.
It was later confirmed that the man had an allergic reaction to the medication and went into shock, ultimately leading to his death.
The man was not given epinephrine for an hour-and-a-half after he got to the ER, the attorneys said.
The lawsuit, which is seeking more than $1 million in damages, also takes aim at the Texas state law that limits payments in wrongful death lawsuits like this one to $500,000.
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