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Daffy Duck Medical Negligence Case with XYZ Hospital

Daffy Duck Medical Negligence Case with XYZ Hospital On August 28 2016 Daffy Duck was taken to XYZ Hospital with symptoms of chest pain The attending doctors theorized that Daffy could have been having an anxiety attack or heartburn that gave him intense chest pain They considered performing a heart cath but didn t After ordering a series of tests the doctors were discharging Mr Duck the next day without knowing the results of him having major blockage and needing a stent He ended up having a heart attack and was treated which resulted in his stay longer in the hospital Mr Duck s complaint noted that the EKG showed he had a block rhythm One of the doctors was made aware of the EKG tests during the afternoon of September 2 2016 but failed to advise the patient of those results or take any action to further evaluate or treat Mr Duck according to the complaint As a result of the negligence of the hospital Daffy Duck has suffered significant damage to his heart and has been disabled at age 49 According to the complaint he also has gained physical pain and mental distress and expects to incur such expenses and losses and suffer pain for the remainder of his life After reviewing the above information from Mr Duck s attorney and as the in house representative for the XYZ hospital I believe a lawsuit is imminent I believe it is in the best interest of Mr Duck and the hospital to avoid the cost of litigation I have proposed to Mr Duck and his attorney alternative dispute resolutions such as arbitration mediation or negotiation Arbitration has some advantages for both the XYZ hospital and Mr Duck

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