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I am so sorry for your loss and how the hospital handled the situation.
There are several avenues that you can take in this matter. You can file a complaint with the State against the hospital and you also have a lawsuit against them if you would be interested in pursuing this in court. Generally Attorneys will agree to a contingency fee arrangement so you would not have to pay the attorney unless they were able to settle the matter or win the case.
I would certainly advice the State and The U.S. Department of Health of the situation.
Can you verify with me that this question pertains to California?
If so, this is a link to file with the State http://www.cdph.ca.gov/services/Pages/ComplaintsCaliforniaHealthCare.aspx
You would file at the Federal level with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at http://www.hhs.gov/civil-rights/filing-a-complaint/complaint-process/
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