Most Pennsylvania children would go to great lengths to ensure the proper medical care of their elderly parents. Two women from outside of Pennsylvania allegedly made multiple requests to have their father transferred to the ICU, but they claim that hospital officials ignored their repeated requests until it was too late. Both women are now seeking compensation for the alleged wrongful death of their father.
In Nov. 2012, their 85-year-old father was admitted to an area hospital after reporting to the emergency room with chest congestion. At the time he was diagnosed with pneumonia, as well as a fever, and hospital staff later discovered that he was also suffering from a staph infection. At one point health care workers administered fluids intravenously in response to decreased kidney function and a continual build-up of lung fluid.