The state of Florida has a law in place that does not allow family members to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor or hospital if the deceased is not married and has no children.
Morton Plant Hospital Killed My Brother
I had a big brother that gave me the best advice in the world. I had a big brother that had his own “Jasonisms” and often quoted Superman. I had a big brother that worked his entire life to become a podiatrist. I had a big brother that would make me laugh when he made jokes about things that doctors shouldn’t joke about. I had a big brother that impacted many, many lives with his charisma alone. I had a brother that was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when he was six, and never let it hold him back. I had a brother and his name was Dr. Jason J Bottoms.
On March 22nd, 2012 my brother started complaining about shortness of breath and chest pains so terribe that he called off of work and his fiancée to be made him go to the hospital. They went to Morton Plant Mease, a hospital that my brother often performed foot and ankle surgeries on his patients.
At the hospital, he did not get to see a doctor. Even though he was a doctor he apparently did not deserve the attention of any doctor, but instead a physician’s assistant STUDENT. This student did not give my brother an MRI, he simply ran a CAT scan and an EKG test. From this information he told my brother that he had pulled a muscle in his chest, gave him pain medication, and sent him home.
My brother passed away in his condo on the morning of March 23rd, less than 24 hours from when he left hospital “care”.
After documents were reviewed it was found that his EKG read that he was having a MILD HEART ATTACK while he was in the hospital. He also had fluid in his lungs and an infection of the heart because it was not pumping correctly. This “doctor” sending my brother away was and is a mistake that took my brother’s life.
As a family, we found out that in the state of Florida there is a law in place to protect hospitals and their employees. This law is that a medical malpractice lawsuit cannot be presented if the deceased is of age, not married, and has no children.
We cannot do anything about this blatant medical malpractice due to a law that protects the people that are SUPPOSED to protect us.
Dr. Jason J Bottoms was a loving son, brother, cousin, nephew, fiance, and most of all everyone's loving friend.
Please sign this petition and help us extinguish a law that allows doctors to kill our loved ones.