By Sarah King
Messa & Associates founding partner, Joseph L. Messa, has filed a lawsuit against Thomas Jefferson Health Systems and Dr. Jan Olenginski, among others, alleging the wrongful death of their patient.
According to the complaint filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, 50-year-old Abigail Rosario lost her life at the fault of the doctors at Jefferson Frankford Hospital when she arrived requiring treatment for a sacral sore.
The complaint alleges that Doctor Olenginski was tasked at Jefferson Frankford to perform a routine diverting colostomy, which he failed to do so correctly. Rosario went a week post-procedure with declining status and without a sign of colostomy output before the physicians determined further diagnostic testing was required. Rosaraio’s estate asserts that the course of action was delayed and negligent.
That complaint further alleges that a cat scan revealed an obvious large bowel obstruction requiring a second surgery. Even after the “corrective” surgery took place, another obstruction was found along with the signs of an internal hernia.
The third surgery took place almost a month after Rosario’s initial admission to the hospital, which the estate claims was too late to save Ms. Rosario from the errors the doctors at Jefferson created.
Plaintiffs seek damages asserting that Rosario died after suffering from an infection of her abdomen and sepsis, a diagnosis unrelated to the sacral sore that led her to the hospital to begin with.
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