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Medical malpractice alleged as doctors negligently treated Good Samaritan

A lawsuit has been filed by the widow of a Good Samaritan who attempted to rescue a woman’s purse after it had been snatched. The man chased after the thief and was halfway inside his car when the car crashed, pinning the Good Samaritan between the car and the building.

The man was immediately taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery and was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital. While the purse thief was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison, the new civil lawsuit alleges the doctors negligently treated the Good Samaritan after he came to the hospital.

The suit alleges medical malpractice in that the doctors waited too long to intervene, administered inappropriate antibiotics, and then waited too long to take him back to surgery.

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