Woman Sues Oregon Hospital over Undiagnosed Heart Condition

March 3, 2016

A Bend, Ore. woman who suffered a heart attack at 46 is accusing two Bend Memorial Clinic of failing to recognize her heart problem.

The Bulletin reported that Shelley Harding and her husband, Brent Harding, are seeking $8.75 million from the hospital and doctors in a medical negligence lawsuit filed Wednesday.

BMC spokeswoman Katy Wooderson said the practice takes such claims seriously.

Medical-MalpracticeAccording to the lawsuit, Shelley Harding went to the hospital five times in 2014 and was only prescribed a muscle relaxer and told to attend physical therapy. She says she suffered cardiac arrest less than a month after her final visit to BMC, where she told her doctor she felt like she was having a heart attack.

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