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Patient Misdiagnosed; Brain Damage Is The Result

How do you determine whether you have a potential medical malpractice case? Medical malpractice consists of negligent conduct, acts of commission or omission, resulting in serious physical consequence. Obvious examples would be operations upon the wrong limb or one in which an operative tool was left in the patient’s body. Or, we have this case, where a patient was admitted to the hospital with a subarachnoid hemorrhage, but, instead, had surgery to stent a blocked coronary artery. The result was severe brain damage and a need for around-the-clock care for the rest of her life.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage is a disorder involving bleeding between the middle membrane covering of the brain and the brain itself. How can a surgeon mistake a life-threatening brain disorder for a blocked artery to the heart? A medical malpractice lawsuit,filed after the incident, alleged that the doctor failed to diagnose the obvious hemorrhage and attenuating symptoms and, further, that he failed to perform any tests that would have assisted him in arriving at the correct diagnosis. After a long legal battle, the matter was decided by a jury, which found in favor of the plaintiff and awarded her $4,950,000.

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