Woman Sues Hospital in New Mexico for Resuscitating Her

December 3, 2018

A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights.

Lawyers for Jamie Sams filed a lawsuit in late November in New Mexico state district court against Santa Fe’s Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.

The lawsuit filed on behalf Sams, a writer known for books on spirituality, says the hospital and a doctor who was treating her are to blame for her going into cardiac arrest. The lawsuit says Sams was given a painkiller even after she told staff she was allergic to it.

Court documents say the negligence was compounded when hospital personnel resuscitated her, something she did not want.

Christus spokesman Arturo Delgado declined to comment.

Sams is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

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