Negligent Feeding Tube Placement Case
Wong v. Portland Adventist Medical Center, Multnomah County Case No. 14CV13575
Decedent Wong went to Defendant Portland Adventist Medical Center (PAMC) suffering from pneumonia and respiratory failure. While there, Wong was put on a feeding tube. Plaintiff alleges that the feeding tube was placed negligently and that complications from the placement caused Wong’s death. Plaintiff sought $500,000.00 in non-economic damages.
Defendant PAMC claims that Wong had end-stage Parkinson’s disease which ultimately led to his death and any complications related to the feeding tube neither caused nor contributed to Wong’s death.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Kevin Cathcart
Defense Counsel – Rodney K. Norton
Verdict – Defense Verdict
Date – January 15, 2016January 26, 2016