Twice Dead Husband Sparks Medical Malpractice Case - October 19, 2015

The wife of a Buffalo man has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against two Buffalo-area hospitals over the death of her husband Michael Cleveland.

Cleveland, 46, was admitted to DeGraff Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack in a grocery store. Soon after he arrived he was declared dead. However, his wife noticed several signs of life including movement and breathing. 

Finally, after several hours the Doctor was persuaded to check Cleveland’s vitals, only to find that he had a pulse. He was rushed to Buffalo General Medical Center for treatment, but too much time had passed without medical care. He went into respiratory failure and was pronounced dead for a second time. 

The lawsuit names the medical professionals involved, both hospitals and Kaleida Health.

Kelly Dudzik