CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – A Charleston County Sheriff’s deputy is suing MUSC for medical malpractice and gross carelessness in relationship with his procedure next a devastating crash on the Don Holt Bridge.
Deputy Mike Costanzo was critically damage in a crash on July 1, 2020, when he was on thedridge helping the driver of a damaged-down SUV.
The go well with states a Ford F-350 pickup truck that was pulling a trailer ran into the back again of his patrol car or truck, which then struck other motor vehicles and Costanzo himself.
That crash killed Will Ellis, a tow truck driver who experienced responded to assist.
Immediately after the crash, the lawsuit states Costanzo was taken to MUSC with a severe traumatic mind damage and other severe accidents.
The lawsuit states that whilst at MUSC, Costanzo was “initially intubated and sedated thanks to an raising level of agitation and a decreasing degree of consciousness.
“[Constanzo] grew to become ever more agitated and baffled all through his hospital continue to be, usually pulling off his feeding tubes and urinary catheter,” courtroom documents point out.
The match alleges that Costanzo had to be restrained and his family members asked MUSC to maintain those people restraints on to prevent him from injuring himself. The lawsuit promises MUSC taken off the restraints and Costanzo fell from the bed, strike his head, and fractured his arm and shoulder.
The lawsuit seeks genuine, consequential and punitive damages and requests a jury trial.
Constanzo returned to the sheriff’s business in December 2020, after 5 months of recovery and rehabilitation.
MUSC spokesperson Carter Coyle claimed the healthcare facility is not able to comment on pending litigation.
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