It is very important for medical professionals to not act negligently when it comes to the examining and testing of patients. Such negligence can result in delays in a patient being correctly diagnosed. Such delays can be very harmful to patients.
Recently, a case has arisen in West Virginia involving allegations of the above-mentioned type of negligence. The case involves a man who was experiencing hearing loss and went to see a doctor.
According to the man, this doctor acted negligently in connection to his care. Specifically, the man alleges that the doctor failed to properly investigate his hearing loss. The man claims that this alleged negligence resulted in there being a delay in him receiving a correct diagnosis and being given proper treatment.
According to the man, this alleged delay resulted in him suffering harms, including permanent nerve damage.
The man and his wife have brought a medical malpractice lawsuit in a court in West Virginia against a medical practice and the above-mentioned doctor in connection to these allegations. It has been reported that damages are being sought in this lawsuit. One wonders what will happen in this case and how it will ultimately be resolved.
As the allegations in this medical malpractice case illustrate, a patient can suffer great harm when medical professionals commit negligence when it comes to the examining/testing of the patient. No patient should have to be subjected to such negligence. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals make sure to act properly when providing care to patients.
Source: The West Virginia Record, “Couple sues physician for medical malpractice,” Kyla Asbury, July 10, 2012