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An incorrect diagnosis is considered medical malpractice

| Apr 25, 2019 | Medical Malpractice

When it comes to successfully treating a medical condition, the first and most important step is a correct diagnosis. A disease cannot be treated if it is not properly diagnosed. Patients in Kentucky trust that their physicians have the wisdom necessary to provide the necessary treatment. In a recent medical malpractice lawsuit from another state, doctors allegedly failed to diagnose a serious condition and the patient suffered the consequences.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff visited the hospital with complaints of advancing weakness in his legs and arms. The man claims he was hastily examined, prescribed a sedative and sent home. Allegedly, the man was unable to walk but his providers discharged him anyway.

After getting a second opinion from a neurologist, the lawsuit said the man was diagnosed with an advanced case of Guillain-Barre syndrome. This is a serious disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system. The plaintiff says he was left disabled and suffers from constant pain. He alleges that the improper care could have cost him his life. The plaintiff seeks to holds the hospital responsible over claims of negligent care.

These days, hospitals and other medical facilities across America are extremely busy and frequently understaffed. Providers are usually in a rush to see as many patients as possible. This is one of the leading causes of negligent care. Families in Kentucky who have been affected by any aspect of medical malpractice may want to consider discussions with a legal representative. A lawsuit, if successful, could provide financial relief to help patients and families get through this difficult experience.

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