Sub: Notice of intent to sue [Name of hospital] for malpractice resulting in life-threatening hospital-acquired infection
Dear [Ms./Mr. Last name],
My client, [Ms./Mrs./Mr. Last name], was admitted for a cholecystectomy which was uneventfully carried out on the night of September 5, 2010.
The surgery was successful and my client was discharged three days later on September 9, 2010, and [Ms./Mrs./Mr. Last name] rejoined work the next day.
One week later, my client complained of uncharacteristic fatigue, intermittent breathlessness, palpitations, muscle weakness, pain in the joints, mobility problems, and debilitating nausea.
Four days of consultations and tests at [Name of medical facility] revealed that my client had fallen victim to a life-threatening hospital-acquired infection.
I am writing you this letter to inform you of my client's intention to sue [Name of hospital] for malpractice as we have reason to believe the infection was caused by negligence on the part of [Name of hospital].
As the attached documentary evidence will tell you, no alternative factor(s) could have been the cause of the infection, which has resulted in a drastic drop in the quality of life for my client and diminished career growth and employment opportunities.
On behalf of my client, I advise [Name of hospital] or your counsel to write the undersigned within 15 days and tell us why we should not go ahead with the lawsuit.
My client and the law firm look forward to resolving this issue amicably.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information.
Thank you for your time.