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Misdiagnosis results in a medical malpractice case

When a person feels seriously ill in Ohio a reasonable thing for that person to do is to go to the hospital. One tends to trust the information received by a doctor and accepts the treatment prescribed. If a doctor or hospital fails to properly diagnose a symptom or administers an incorrect treatment, grounds may exist for a medical malpractice claim.

A woman in Sandusky fell ill in Oct. 2013. She was taken to the hospital and several tests were administered. The doctor's informed her husband that she had a brain tumor and required steroids to treat the tumor. This turned out to be an incorrect diagnosis. There was no tumor but instead the woman was suffering from an infection in her brain.

The steroids allowed the infection to spread and grow. The infection caused paralysis in her legs, and she has the use of only one arm. She was unable to return home and resides in a nursing home. Her family brought a civil suit against the hospital and neurologists who treated her. The family won a jury verdict of over $7 million that will help pay for her past and future care.

Anyone in Ohio who believes he or she may have suffered because of a possible misdiagnosis or inadequate medical care may wish to seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney. A knowledgeable lawyer can review the facts of the situation. He or she may be able to determine if a civil suit for medical malpractice is a viable option.

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