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Wrongful death lawsuit alleges diagnosis-related negligence

| Feb 1, 2013 | Failure To Diagnose & Misdiagnosis

It is very important for medical professionals and medical facilities to not act negligently when it comes to the examining, testing and diagnosing of patients. Such negligence can be very harmful to patients. Such negligence can sometimes even lead to a patient’s death.

Recently, a wrongful death case has arisen involving allegations of the above-mentioned type of medical negligence. The case is from Illinois. The case involves a now-deceased woman who received care at a hospital in Illinois.

According to the woman’s sister, negligence occurred in relation to the woman’s care. Included among the negligent actions the woman’s sister alleges occurred are a failure to order tests that should have been ordered and a failure to diagnose a hematoma the woman had in a timely manner.

The woman’s sister claims that this alleged negligence resulted in the woman’s hematoma going untreated and this in turn led to the woman dying.

A wrongful death lawsuit has been brought in a court in Illinois by the woman’s sister in connection to these allegations. The lawsuit names three doctors, two medical groups and the above-mentioned hospital as defendants. Reportedly, damages are being sought in this lawsuit. One wonders what will happen in this case and how it will ultimately be resolved.

No patient should have to be subjected to diagnosis-related negligence. As the allegations in this case underscore, such negligence can cause a great deal of harm. One hopes that medical professionals and medical facilities are held accountable when they engage in harmful diagnosis-related negligence.

Source: The Madison/St. Clair Record, “Failure to treat hematoma resulted in death, suit claims,” Kelly Holleran, Jan. 31, 2013

Our firm handles a wide variety of medical negligence cases, including cases involving diagnosis-related negligence. To learn more about our practice, visit our Massachusetts physician negligence page.


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