A veteran ophthalmmologist who fell off a chair in her own home died Wednesday after a doctor told her she was not seriously ill, the family said.
The doctor was not fired or reprimanded, according to a family statement.
An autopsy has not been completed and toxicology tests are not scheduled, the Ophirah Health System said in a statement.
The ophthalmic care physician, who is a former assistant professor at the University of Southern California, is survived by her husband, a retired Navy officer.
She had been living at her husband’s home in California for more than two years and was hospitalized with an eye infection after being hospitalized in October 2016, the statement said.
The doctor had worked in an office for more, including an intensive care unit, and was a certified ophthalmatologist, the hospital said.
She was a nurse at Ophiroh Health System, which is run by the Ophthalmic Institute of Southwestern California.
“We are shocked and saddened by this news,” Ophirinha Health System President Robert B. Osmond said in the statement.
Osmond did not respond to requests for comment.