Malpractice Lawsuit Filed for Failure to Diagnose Resulting in Loss of Leg
A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against Orthopedics Northeast by an Indiana woman, Jeanette Presley, claiming that a misdiagnosis caused the loss of a limb. Presley and her husband, Allen, filed the suit seeking damages for negligence relating to the misdiagnosis of a developing vascular problem in her leg.
Jeanette Presley went to Orthopedics Northeast three times in March, 2006, with the signs and symptoms of a vascular anomaly. The medical staff failed to correctly diagnose the condition on three prior visits. On April 10, 2006, Presley was admitted to Parkview Hospital for loss of blood flow to her right foot and an acute clot in the artery supplying the knee and thigh. Three days later, doctors had to amputate her leg above the knee.
In her suit, Presley claims that Orthopedics Northeast: (a) failed to perform tests which would have confirmed the loss of blood flow to her foot, (b) failed to recognize the lack of a pulse in her foot, and (c) failed to provide a timely referral to a vascular surgeon or cardiologist. The Presleys are seeking damages for medical expenses, income loss, and physical pain. The lawsuit was filed, in July of this year, only after Jeanette Presley received a ruling from the state’s Medical Review Panel that Orthopedics Northeast “failed to comply with appropriate standards of care.”
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