- Associated Press - Thursday, March 23, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A woman has filed a lawsuit against a Las Vegas hospital alleging her daughter’s death was the result of unfair treatment at the facility.

Amy Vilela tells KLAS-TV (https://bit.ly/2nsaw6G ) that her daughter didn’t get the appropriate screening at the emergency room of Centennial Hills Hospital because she couldn’t provide proof of health insurance.

The 22-year-old Shalynne Ramos died of a pulmonary embolism in 2015.

Vilela says Ramos underwent an X-ray exam and got a leg brace after she sought treatment at the ER for knee pain on June 3, 2015. Three weeks later, she traveled to Missouri, where she had to be rushed to a hospital. She died two days later.

Centennial Hills’ attorney tells the station Ramos was “assessed by appropriate medical personnel, screened and evaluated before being discharged.”


Information from: KLAS-TV, https://www.klas-tv.com

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