Articles Tagged with Failure to Diagnose

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A woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging negligence in the treatment of her son. She contends that a negligent medical procedure resulted in permanent injuries to her son.

According to the complaint, in January 2015, the child was taken to the medical facility and diagnosed with having a large cystic neoplasm. After a required CT scan, the suit says, an attempt to remove a tooth was not successful due to an extensive rush of blood. The child was transferred to a local children’s hospital to undergo another surgery. There he sustained respiratory failure following trauma and surgery, an acute ischemic left a middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke and bleeding, according to the claim. The child was left with aphasia and right hemiparesis, the suit says.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants failed to properly and adequately evaluate the cyst or tumor, leading to permanent and severe neurological disability. As a result, she suffered loss of earning capacity, medical expenses and mental anguish.

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Every year, hundreds of medical malpractice lawsuits are filed over a failure to diagnose, delayed diagnoses or misdiagnoses – all of which can lead to life-threatening consequences.

Following is an example of how health care providers can negligently cause harm to patients. During the lengthy litigation process, Lawsuit Financial may be able to assist the plaintiff with immediate financial obligations.

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a New Hampshire hospital, claiming that a woman died after antibiotics were not prescribed for a severe urinary tract infection.

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A patient has filed a lawsuit against a doctor and orthopaedics center alleging negligence in medical care. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2014, she sustained physical injuries in connection with a prosthetic knee and related infection. The plaintiff contends that the defendants failed to inform her of risks, failed to properly treat an infection, failed to remove the prosthetic knee in a timely fashion and failed to inform of complications of an infection treatment. She seeks an undisclosed amount in damages.

The physical, emotional, and financial impact following a serious infection can be devastating. In addition to significant financial losses due to medical expenses and lost income, many victims are left permanently disabled by chronic pain or limited mobility. If injuries resulting from a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose could have been prevented, the victim may be entitled to compensation. It is important to contact a medical malpractice attorney to determine one’s rights.

The time it takes to complete a medical malpractice claim depends on the complexity and strength of the case. The last thing this woman or any medical malpractice victim needs is to worry about is how to keep up with financial obligations. When plaintiffs are facing mounting bills and few options, litigation funding could be the perfect solution.