Abington Memorial Hospital Sued by Widower of Deceased 37-year-old Mother of Two

Posted by Aaron J. Freiwald on May 17, 2013

Abington Memorial Hospital and one of its neurologists have been hit with a wrongful death claim by the widower of a 37-year-old mother of two who died as an alleged result of malpractice.

Keith Wood filed suit May 14 on behalf of his deceased wife, Nancy Wood, who was taken off of life support in the intensive care unit of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in early October 2011, after suffering multiple strokes and seizures throughout a three-day stay.

The plaintiff claims his late wife would still be alive today if not for the mistakes made by Abington Memorial and neurologist David C. Weisman, who had treated Nancy Wood the month before her death for severe head pain.

According to the complaint, Nancy Wood, who was planning to return to her job as an elementary school teacher after her two young children got older, first went to Abington’s emergency room shortly after midnight on Sept. 20, 2011, with complaints of a severe headache.

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