There are many steps involved in the treatment and recovery of patients in Kentucky. Just one missed step, although minor at the time, can lead to big complications down the road. Doctors are some of the smartest people in the medical field and are usually very confident in their intellectual abilities. Instead of writing things down, they will often rely on memory. Unfortunately, this is a form of negligence that can lead to medical malpractice.
A woman in another state was awarded a monetary judgment in a lawsuit she filed after a misdiagnosis. According to the lawsuit, the woman started experiencing depression and anxiety so she sought treatment. It was alleged that the woman was told she only had anxiety and depression despite common signs of a neurological problem, such as trembling hands. The woman’s symptoms continued to worsen over the next few months, the lawsuit said. Allegedly, she had trouble writing, smiling and talking, but doctors continued to only treat her for anxiety and depression.
According to claims, the woman’s mother insisted on an MRI and the test showed significant brain damage. The woman was diagnosed with Wilson’s disease, which causes copper to accumulate in vital organs. However, the diagnosis was too late and the family claims that the woman now requires around-the-clock care. She was awarded nearly $29 million.
When it comes to medical care, a correct and timely diagnosis is a big step in the health and safety of a patient. One seemingly minor mistake can have dire consequences. Kentucky families who have suffered as a result of medical malpractice have the option to take legal action. A successful lawsuit could result in a substantial monetary award to help victims and families in this time of need.