When a patient with medical problems goes to a hospital, they expect that the medical professionals who provide them with care will act properly when trying to determine what is causing these problems. When a medical professional fails to meet these expectations and acts negligently in connection to the diagnosing of a patient, it can be very impactful. A negligent failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis can cause a variety of harms to a patient.
Recently, a medical negligence case has arisen in Illinois involving an alleged failure to properly diagnose. The case involves a woman who reportedly received care from a doctor in 2010.
The woman claims that the doctor acted negligently during the course of providing this care. Specifically, it has been alleged that the doctor negligently failed to diagnose a condition the woman suffered from and, consequently, failed to give the woman proper treatment. The condition in question was Foveal Schisis, a retinal detachment condition. The woman claims that the alleged negligent failure to diagnose led to her suffering a variety of harms, including a reduction in her ability to see.
A lawsuit has been brought in a court in Illinois by the woman in connection to these allegations. In this lawsuit, a medical practice and the above-mentioned doctor have been named as defendants. The woman reportedly is asking for damages in this lawsuit. It will be interesting to see how this case is ultimately resolved.
No patient should have to be subjected to medical negligence like that alleged in this case. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals are held accountable when they commit diagnosis-related negligence.
Source: The Madison/St. Clair Record, ” Woman sues over retinal detachment condition,” Kelly Holleran, May 31, 2012