The wife of the late comedian Bernie Mac, Rhonda McCullough, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the comedian's dermatologist Rene M. Earles.
Rhonda claims that a few weeks before Mac's death in 2008, Dr. Earles failed to recognize any indications that Bernie had potential respiratory failure.
She alleges that when Bernie had gotten sick and seen his doctor, Earles kept him at the Chicago clinic for several hours, rather than calling an ambulance.
Earles denies the claims, saying that when he saw that Mac "appeared weak, had a low-grade fever and a rash," he was quick to take action.
After giving him an injection for a cold, he informed Mac's personal physician that he had been diagnosed with pneumonia and instructed Bernie to head to a hospital.
It does seem odd that he wouldn't call an ambulance for Bernie when he was THAT sick, but who knows what really happened.
We hope Bernie's widow gets some peace.
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