Jury reaches decision in failure to diagnose case
It is very important for medical professionals to not commit diagnosis-related negligence when providing care to patients. When a medical professional negligently fails to properly diagnose a patient, it can result in a patient suffering great harm. Sadly, diagnosis-related negligence can sometimes even result in a patient’s death.
Recently, a verdict was reached in a failure to diagnose case from New York. The case involved a man who reportedly received care from a doctor at an emergency room of a hospital in New York in November of 2007. Reportedly, two days after the doctor saw the man, the man died.
The man’s family alleged that the doctor was negligent in his care of the man. Specifically, the man’s family claimed that the doctor negligently failed to diagnose an aortic aneurysm the man had. According to the man’s family, the man’s death was the result of this alleged negligent failure to diagnose.
A lawsuit was brought in a court in New York by the man’s family against the above-mentioned doctor and the above-mentioned hospital in connection to these allegations. According to an article on the Journal News’ website, a trial was held on this matter and the jury recently reached its verdict. The jury ruled in favor of the man’s family and awarded them a monetary judgment.
No patient should have to be subjected to medical negligence like that which was alleged in this recently-decided case. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals are held accountable when they commit diagnosis-related negligence and such negligence results in a patient getting hurt and/or a patient dying.
Source: The Journal News, “Central Nyack man’s family wins $3.4M from Good Sam Hospital, doctor,” Jane Lerner, Feb. 17, 2012