Failure to dispense Tamiflu resulted in death, suit claims

By The Madison County Record | Apr 16, 2014

A man has filed suit against the healthcare center he claims refused to give Tamiflu to a woman, resulting in her death.

Henry Ward, as special administrator of the estate of Amber Ward, deceased, filed suit April 8 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Heartland Women’s Healthcare.

According to the complaint, Amber Ward visited the defendant Heartland Women’s Healthcare on Nov. 30, 2009. Doctors there failed to order a chest x-ray, failed to give Tamiflu to a high-risk patient and failed to see Amber Ward, according to the complaint.

As a result, Amber Ward died on Dec. 29, 2009, causing Henry Ward to suffer grief and sorrow and to be deprived of her companionship, comfort, instruction, guidance, counsel, training, love and support, the suit states.

Henry Ward is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs. He is being represented by Joseph A. Bartholomew of Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer and Shevlin in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 14-L-266.

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