Investigation Underway After Vitamin IV Death
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Investigation Underway After Vitamin IV Death

| May 3, 2019 | Wrongful Death

We Kansas City wellness clinic owner is under investigation by the state medical board. They want to know if there is any connection to the clinic and the death of a man who got a vitamin IV infusion there.

These types of clinics are becoming popular, but there are growing concerns about how safe they are for consumers. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we will keep an eye out on what happens during this investigation. We know that there are many times when a person’s negligence causes a fatality. If you need a Kansas City wrongful death lawyer, contact us today.

What This Is About

The case in question surrounds a man who went to get an IV vitamin infusion at Element Wellness Spa Studio, which is owned by physician Kelly Logan. These procedures and outpatient clinics that perform them are growing in popularity across the country.

This man, a 64-year-old, was there for his 12th infusion in three months. On this visit, he fell ill after about 10 minutes into the treatment. He began to vomit and said it felt like his skin was crawling. The treatment was stopped and he went home. There he continued to vomit and spiked a fever of 103 degrees. He went to the hospital the next morning and died three days later.

According to an autopsy, his cause of death was organ failure due to underlying medical conditions. The Jackson County Medical Examiner said the hospital requested materials from the clinic to test the IV materials, but the clinic said they had been thrown out.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking into whether or not wellness spas that run IVs need more regulation.

Wrongful Death Cases

We do not know how this case will turn out, but we do know that it could lead to a wrongful death lawsuit by the man’s family if it is determined that the wellness spa acted improperly. There are many ways that wrongful death cases arise, including:

  • Drunk and drugged driver crashes
  • Distracted drivers crashes
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse
  • Medical mistakes
  • Work-related incidents
  • Faulty products
  • Police use of force
  • Premises liability incidents

This is by no means a complete list. If you believe you have a wrongful death case, please seek advice from a qualifies attorney who can help you understand what that means and how to move forward.

What Happens Now?

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, agency, or company, please seek legal assistance. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., our knowledgeable and experienced team will work to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death so we can secure the compensation your family deserves. This can include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of income and benefits of the deceased
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of companionship damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

When you need a Kansas City wrongful death attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 816-941-8949.