Robert Katy lost his wife on March 28th, 2008 and filed a lawsuit against a number of defendants in North Carolina. Katy’s medical malpractice attorneys filed a lawsuit against Dr. Robert Michael Boemer, Dr. John Francis Ende, Asheville Radiology Associates, Dr. Michael John Capriola, Physician’s Assistant John David Riser, Dr. Salvatore John D’Angio, Dr. David Franklin Craig, Dr. Shashank Mishra, Dr. Keven Robert Chung, McDowell Emergency Physicians, and The McDowell Hospital. The lawsuit stated that these defendants did not do all they could to save the life of Aziza, Katy’s 42 year old wife. Most of the defendants settled outside of court, which resulted in settlements of $53,000 for Katy and $11,000 for each of his children. Riser, Chung, Capriola, and McDowell Emergency Physicians did not settle and went to trial.
Woman Dies too Young
On February 9th, 2008, Aziza gave birth to twin boys at the McDowell Hospital. While there, she was diagnosed with pneumonia and given medicine to take before she was released. Following her release, Katy’s wife made three separate trips to the emergency room complaining of shortness of breath and nausea. The hospital continued to treat her for pneumonia. Lawyers have determined that on a fourth visit to the emergency room, Aziza was finally admitted to the hospital, dying from congestive heart failure. Throughout the next month, Aziza would have a stroke and undergo an operation to remove a ruptured blood vessel in her brain.
Despite the last minute efforts of the hospital, Aziza passed away on March 23rd, 2008. In the end, Robert Katy was awarded $667,000 in damages after his medical malpractice attorneys argued the case.
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