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Ramona Jiminez Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Doctors told Long Island grandmother Ramona Jiminez two years ago that she had only a few months to live. A second opinion told her otherwise and gave her another opportunity at life, which has led Ramona Jiminez, 85, to arrange a multi-million dollar medical malpractice lawsuit against Bayshore's Brookhaven Memorial Hospital for wrongly diagnosing her.

CBS New York reported Ramona Jiminez's daughter Bruni and her family brought the elderly woman to the Bayshore hospital on November of 2008 for a stomachache. Doctors ended up diagnosing the grandmother with stomach and lung cancer, telling the patient and her family that Ramona Jiminez had only two months to live.

Jiminez was immediately placed with an in-home hospice and put on morphine. The elderly patient quickly became addicted to the drugs and suffered hallucinations, resulting in her husband abandoning her soon thereafter.

Ramona Jiminez went to another hospital after almost two years at the hospice. After getting tested a second time around, the hospital revealed to the patient and her family that she actually did not have cancer. As ecstatic as the Jiminez family was to hear the good news, they could not help but question how such an inaccurate diagnosis could have been made by Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in 2008. Brookhaven has not yet made any comments about the situation.

Jiminez will need an experienced New York personal injury attorney to follow through with the medical malpractice lawsuit and prove that Brookhaven Memorial Hospital was at fault for her pain and injuries. If you have questions about medical malpractice, refer to the Related Resources and contact a New York personal injury lawyer to talk about potential legal theories that may apply to your case.

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