Posted by Gary Burger on December 3, 2015
We represented the wife and family of Steven Jones, a gentlemen who went to Barnes Hospital because he was having chest pains and associated symptoms. They failed to do appropriate studies to diagnose him. He did not have a heart problem, but rather a condition called a dissecting aortic aneurysm, which occurs when the aorta splits and causes internal bleeding and fairly rapid death. Unfortunately and tragically for Mr. Jones, he died within 48 hours of being discharged from Barnes. Barnes should have done the appropriate studies to assess diagnosis for this dissecting aortic aneurysm. Immediate surgical intervention would have been the correct medical response to address his condition. We settled this claim for a confidential amount after litigating it.