Medical Wrongdoing and Its Legal Implications

Discuss what exactly happened in the particular medical case, what was done wrong in this case, and what are the legal implications of this wrongdoing.

The patient began feeling nauseated. He was in pain and had shortness of breath. It was not until sometime later that evening that someone gave him medication for nausea. The nausea continued to worsen. A code was eventually called. He did not survive the code. A wrongful death action was brought against the hospital, and the district court granted judgment for his wife. The hospital appealed. An expert in general nursing stated that it should have been obvious to the nurses from the physicians’ notes that the patient was a high risk for aspiration. How could the event have been prevented?