Surviving spouse says medical negligence contributed to wife's death

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 2, 2019

CLEARWATER — A surviving spouse is accusing medical facilities and practitioners of medical negligence, causing the untimely death of his wife.

Paul A. Fullington, as personal representative of Danielle M. Fullington, filed a complaint on Jan. 22 in the 6th Judicial Circuit of Florida-Pinellas County against Radiology Associates Clearwater, M.D., PA; John S. Fisher, M.D.; Morton Plant Hospital Association, et al. alleging that the defendants breached the prevailing professional standard of care .

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 26, 2014, his wife, Danielle M. Fullington, who was admitted to the defendants' facility for comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation of impairments secondary to hepatic encephalopathy, deconditioning syndrome, disuse myopathy and dysphagia. After evaluation and treatment, she was discharge but suffered multi-organ failure and died on Sept. 25, 2015, due to comfort extubation. 

The plaintiff allege the defendants failed to provide the accepted standard of safe patient care and prevention of injury, which substantially contributed to the patient's death, and they failed to provide adequate, competent nursing personnel required to ensure provision of appropriate and safe patient care.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for a sum within the jurisdictional limits of the court,  more than $15,000, plus costs and interest. He is represented by Bryan D. Caulfield of Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, PA in Clearwater.

6th Judicial Circuit of Florida - Pinellas County Case number 18CA000426

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