No patient in Massachusetts should have to be subjected to diagnosis-related negligence or treatment-related negligence. Such negligence can cause a great deal of harm to patients. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals to act properly when it comes to the diagnosing and treating of patients.
Recently, a case that involves allegations of medical negligence has arisen in Massachusetts. The case involves a man from Amherst, Massachusetts.
The man reportedly received care from two doctors. According to the man, both of these doctors acted negligently during the course of providing him with care. Specifically, the man alleges that the two doctors failed to properly diagnose and treat a lesion that was on his back.
The man claims that this alleged negligence resulted in him becoming blind.
According to the article on the Daily Hampshire Gazette’s website which reported this story, a lawsuit has been brought in a court in Hampshire County, Massachusetts by the man in connection to the above allegations. A medical practice, an oncology group and the two above-mentioned doctors are named as defendants in this lawsuit. It has been reported that damages are being sought in this lawsuit. It will be interesting to see what happens in this medical malpractice case and how it is ultimately resolved.
As the allegations in this case underscore, negligence regarding the diagnosing and treating of patients can be very harmful to patients. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals are held accountable when they engage in negligence like that alleged in this case.
Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette, “Amherst doctor alleges he was blinded following substandard care,” Bob Dunn, Sept. 24, 2012
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