Family Sues Medical Center Chain, Alleging Negligent Death
After an elderly woman suffered a head injury at her home, she boarded a Leon Medical Center transport bus which was taking her to a scheduled checkup. On the way, her condition deteriorated rapidly and she asked the driver to take her to a hospital. The driver did not do that, and the woman, Maria Duran, ended up dying. Our firm, on behalf of her family, has filed a lawsuit against Leon Medical Center. The lawsuit alleges if the driver had taken action, she would have survived.
On July 7, 2021, the trial court allowed Ms. Duran to pursue punitive damages against Leon Medical Centers. On October 20, 2021, the Third District Court of Appeal denied Leon Medical’s attempt to appeal that punitive damages decision. The case is expected to proceed to trial in early 2022.
“What wasn’t done here is Leon Medical Center failed to render emergency aid to somebody who needed it,” Davis Goldman attorney Aaron Davis, who represents the family, told NBC News Miami. “The fact that they didn’t do anything for that entire bus ride is shocking.”