Inept Treatment Causes Doctor’s Death, Suit Claims
6-27-2019 18:59:00

SPOKANE, Wash. (CN) – A Kaiser doctor did not act to appropriately stop a patient’s internal bleeding, according to an action filed in Spokane County Superior Court.

Diane Paxton, M.D., individually and as personal representative of the Estate of Mark Paxton, M.D., sued Bryan Hunter, M.D., individually, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Providence Health & Services, Providence Health & Services – Washington and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington for medical negligence and damages.

Mark Paxton, M.D., was a Kaiser plan member. He was seen on Feb. 7, 2018 by defendant physician Hunter, an agent of Kaiser, at defendant Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, according to the action. Mark Paxton’s “presentation” was “concerning for internal bleeding,” the action alleges. Dr. Hunter did not take reasonable steps to address and treat the internal bleeding, resulting in his death, the suit states.

Diane Paxton seeks damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and economic damages for medical and other expenses, interest and legal costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Mark D. Kamitomo and Collin M. Harper of The Markham Group, Inc. P.S., in Spokane, Washington.