This happened 4 or 5 years ago. My step-sons mother went to the hospital to have a routine test. She was having her colon check and anyway during the testing the doctor ripped a 8 inch gash in her lower intestine. He ignored her cries of pain and released her from the test. She was sick the rest of the day and was told she would have some discomfort. The testing was on a Wednesday and by Friday she was admitted back in to the hospital and Saturday morning she had died during a exploritory surgery where the surgeon found the rip and tried to cover it up. Because the step-mother worked for the city the coroner insisted on doing a autopsy and discovered the malpractice.
The step-sons and step-father are suing the doctor and the hospital and just out of curiousity I was wondering how long does this type of lawsuit go. We are in Ohio if that matters.