The law firm of Goodman Acker P.C. recently filed a lawsuit in Montcalm County Circuit Court (Case No. 12-H-16684
NH; Judge Hon. David A Hoort) against Carson City Hospital for the alleged
wrongful death of a seven year old boy, Dakota Rudy. Our Michigan medical
Tim Sulolli, is representing the family against the hospital, alleging that the hospital's
negligence was in fact cause for the child's death.
Dakota Rudy was taken by EMS to Carson City Hospital after he came to a
near-drowning experience in his bathtub. By the time EMS arrived at the
Rudy home, the child was breathing and appeared to be okay, however as
a precaution the mother, Shannon Rudy, let emergency crews take him to
On the way to the hospital, Dakota began to panic and his oxygen levels
started to deplete. A doctor and some nurses began to administer drugs
to stop Dakota's breathing but allegedly failed to properly open his
airway while intubating him. As a result, they had to replace it with
a second tube.
"The tube was improper and it just seemed like forever," Shannon
Rudy said. "It was horrible. It was forever."
The child was then airlifted to Helen Devos Children's Hospital in
Grand Rapids where a nurse at Devos allegedly claimed the boy was not
getting any oxygen. Dakota was pronounced dead the following day.
medical malpractice attorneys have filed the wrongful death lawsuit on the alleged basis that Carson
City Hospital and its staff were negligent in their failure to properly
open Dakota's airwaves so that he was able to get oxygen and breath
leading to his death.
Attorney Tim Sulolli was recently interviewed on his representation of
the case by Fox 17 News. Watch the TV News Interview below:
"We retained three medical experts, one of whom is a medical director
of the pediatric critical care center [at UCLA] to review the case,”
says Sulolli. "They all came to the same conclusion that Dakota's
death was entirely preventable. That Dakota should never have died if
Carson City would've followed basic protocol in treating a child of
The medical malpractice lawsuit seeks damages for the family, including
their pain and suffering. No trial date has been set by the court. The
lawsuit is currently undergoing case evaluations at this time.