Woman sues GW Hospital for ‘inadequate’ medical care in 2015

A woman is suing GW Hospital for allegedly failing to provide prompt medical care when she visited the emergency room three years ago, according to court documents.

Rafaela Monchek, a deputy associate administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration, filed a small claims suit against GW Hospital Thursday, alleging the hospital’s “lack of immediate treatment” during her May 2015 visit caused her unspecified condition to worsen. Monchek claims she contested her hospital bill because of the “inadequate treatment,” but officials still insisted she owed money, on top of medical bills she incurred following the incident.

Monchek asks for $10,000 in the suit to pay the hospital bills.

“As a result of their actions, I had additional future medical expenses in addition to the bill they are still insisting I pay,” she states in the claim.

Monchek and a GW Hospital spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment. Monchek is representing herself in the suit.

A hearing is scheduled for May 31.

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