Children of deceased TV producer sue doctor for wrongful death



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The children of a veteran MTV and HBO producer are suing a doctor and surgical center where she sought treatment for a gallbladder removal and hernia repair before her death in 2019 in Santa Monica.

Linda Ann Sawyer’s twin daughters Nicole and Nila Sawyer filed a wrongful death / negligence claim in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday against Dr. Matthew Lublin and the Specialty Surgical Center in Beverly Hills.

A representative from Lublin did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

When she died on February 10, 2019, at the age of 57, Sawyer’s family announced it was due to surgical complications.

According to the lawsuit, on February 5, Sawyer sought medical attention, treatment and diagnosis from Lublin regarding gallbladder removal and hernia repair. But the defendant “did not exercise the appropriate degree of knowledge and skill to examine, diagnose, treat and care for Linda Ann Sawyer,” the lawsuit alleges.

The defendant also showed further negligence in his alleged inability to timely diagnose and treat the intestinal perforation which resulted in the “avoidable and unnecessary death” of Sawyer, an “otherwise healthy 57-year-old woman. », Indicates the continuation.

As a result, Sawyer “suffered serious bodily injuries resulting in his death …”, alleges the lawsuit.

Sawyers’ daughters have lost their mother’s care, comfort and support and are seeking unspecified damages, according to their court documents.

Sawyer began his television career in the early days of MTV as an executive assistant to founder Bob Pittman. She was then promoted to producer and worked on the MTV awards show. She also worked as a producer and senior screenwriter at HBO.

Sawyer was the host of the iHeartRadio podcast “Sleuth: True Crime in Real Time”.

Children of deceased TV producer sue doctor for wrongful death was last modified: April 10, 2020 through Contributing editor

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