Family sues Wesley Medical Center over man's death

Associated Press Published: November 3, 2012
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi family has filed a federal lawsuit that alleges Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg caused the wrongful death of a 34-year-old man in 2010.

The Hattiesburg American says (http://hatne.ws/Vmvxf8 ) the suit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg by the relatives of Thimothy D. Griffith. The complaint says Griffith went to Wesley for an "elective, non-emergent, outpatient MRI imaging study of the brain" on Aug. 26, 2010.

The lawsuit, which represents one side of the legal dispute, claims Wesley had an allergic reaction to a substance used as part of the MRI and went into cardiac arrest. He died a few days later.

Wesley spokeswoman Traci Rouse said hospital personnel have yet to see the lawsuit and cannot comment.