Piedmont Medical Center, the hosptial of choice for many South Carolina residents living in York County, Chester County and Lancaster County settled a wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit that was set to go to trial next month. According to Rock Hill Herald, a woman had ear surgery and went to the emergency room at Piedmont Medical Center two days laster complaining of numbness in her left leg. The lawsuit contends that a doctor failed to order a blood test that would have properly diagnosed her condition (I’m not sure exactly what the condition was). Unfortunately, the woman slipped into a coma and died. Her family broght a wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor, the emergency room group at the hosptial, and Piedmont. The bulk settlement, which was in excess of $1.2 million, was paid by the hosptial.