Saturday, June 4, 2016

Family blames hospital negligence for death of a mother and newborn

MARQUETTE — The uncle of a woman who died at UP Health Systems – Marquette after an emergency C-section took to social media with allegations of hospital negligence.
Emily Dishaw was taken to the emergency room at UPHS – Marquette Thursday morning at 5:00 a.m. by a family member, reportedly experiencing severe chest pains, and pain in her left arm. Dishaw was 32 weeks pregnant.
Dishaw’s uncle, Jim Paquette, says a short time later at the ER, after a cursory exam, she was sent home and told that she was probably suffering from a “panic attack”. The family was told it was nothing serious.
Paquette claims that while Dishaw was at the hospital she was told during her time in the ER that there were other priorities. It’s alleged that the nurse left her alone to go somewhere else.
“Rich and Emily then drove back home where she almost immediately collapsed on to the floor,” said Paquette. “She was unresponsive and not breathing, and so Rich called for an ambulance. All of the time this is happening, their two year old daughter was there watching.

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