UPMC McKeesport, others named in negligence suit over man's death

By Louie Torres | Feb 28, 2018

PITTSBURGH – An estate administrator alleges his decedent's death was caused by the negligence of several health care entities.

William Elm Jr., administrator of the estate of Edward Reganick, filed a complaint on Feb. 22 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Specialty Services Inc., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Reganick presented to the UPMC McKeesport emergency department on Nov. 25, 2016, and was admitted with a primary diagnosis of cholecystitis and a differential diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. The suit states he underwent a successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy on Jan. 24, 2017, and died of a heart attack the following day. The plaintiff alleges Reganick's death was the caused by the defendants' negligence.

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly cleared Reganick for surgery, failed to diagnose his acute coronary syndrome and failed to order additional testing.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount that exceeds the jurisdictional limits of the court. He is represented by Joshua P. Geist of Goodrich & Geist PC in Pittsburgh.

Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County case number GD-18-002482 

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