A multi-million-dollar lawsuit has been filed by a Greenwich woman against the Tully Health Center and its emergency room medical contractor, according to Greenwich Time .
Susanne Wilke filed the suit because the medical facility failed to detect fatal pulmonary embolisms that killed her husband Frank Hermann, 46, according to the news report.
Hermann died ten days from the time he entered Tully Health Center’s immediate care center. Wilke’s medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that the health center and its emergency medical physicians were negligent when they missed pulmonary embolisms in both of her husband’s lungs.
Hermann complained that he had flank pain when he entered the Center on Strawberry Hill Court, on Feb. 11, 2010. The Center staff performed a CT-scan on his abdomen, but neglected to do any other tests, according to the lawsuit. Hermann was discharged the same morning.
Hermann, in critical condition, was rushed to Stamford Hospital nine days following his discharge from Tully. The center is part of Stamford Hospital.
Wilke’s lawyer said that if the hospital had conducted further, more thorough diagnostic exams before discharging him, Hermann’s embolisms would have been detected and he would have lived.
“Had they performed the additional testing, Mr. Hermann would still be alive,” a lawyer wrote in an email to a Greenwich Time reporter.
The lawsuit charged that pulmonary embolisms that were weeks old were found in both lungs upon autopsy Feb. 22. Named in the lawsuit were Stamford Health System, the Tully Center and Emergency Medicine Physicians, a company from Ohio that provides emergency physicians to staff Stamford Hospital and the Tully Center.
In addition, emergency medicine physician Michelle Tomassi was named as a defendant in the suit.
The lawsuit was filed in state Superior Court in Stamford.
Source: Greenwich Time
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