When a premature baby was sent home, her doctor ordered that her vital signs be tracked using a monitor manufactured by the defendant. The monitor was supposed to sound an alarm if the baby’s heart rate became fast or slow or if her breathing rate slowed. The baby died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) while hooked up to the monitor.
An elderly woman was admitted the hospital after complaining of chest pain. She underwent a number of diagnostic and treatment procedures. One such procedure involved the insertion of a stent. After this procedure Plavix, an anti-platelet drug, was not immediately administered. Subsequently, the woman suffered a heart attack
A man received medical care from the defendants, and then sued the defendants for malpractice. During the litigation the man died and his widow, as administrator of the decedent's estate, moved to be substituted as plaintiff and for leave to file an amended complaint, converting the pending personal injury action to an action for wrongful death. The trial court granted both motions.