A North Carolina woman has filed suit against Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore on behalf of herself and her deceased infant daughter, alleging the hospital staff was negligent in releasing her without proper treatment when she went to the emergency room with abdominal pain.
Azellette Williams was 23 years old on Aug. 2, 2009 when she went to the emergency room complaining of lower abdominal pain, according to the complaint, filed Monday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. A pregnancy test and sonogram confirmed that Williams was approximately 23-and-a-half weeks pregnant. But Williams claims she was not seen by a doctor and discharged without any medications or antibiotics.
Williams’ abdominal pain continued the following day, and she went to the emergency room at Mercy Medical Center, where she was taken to the labor and delivery unit, according to the complaint. Annalicia M. Williams was born Aug. 3 but suffered complications and was hospitalized extensively in the neonatal intensive care unit, according to the complaint. Annalicia died on Oct. 25, 2012, according to the complaint.
Williams is seeking unspecified damages against the hospital for wrongful death, among other counts. She is represented by Dugan, Babij & Tolley LLC in Timonium.
The case is Azellette Williams et al v. The Union Memorial Hospital, 24C15003930.