Child’s Paralysis Leads To Hospital Negligence Allegations

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On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Attorney in Texas for Hospital Negligence on Sunday, March 27, 2016.

During medical emergencies, prompt action and treatment may prevent serious complications. Unfortunately, administrative requirements of medical facilities sometimes delay critical medical treatment. A family in another state recently filed a lawsuit, alleging hospital negligence in allowing critical treatment to be delayed.

Reportedly, the parents took their daughter to a hospital when she developed neurological deficiencies in her extremities. It appears that the physician treating the girl ordered an MRI at approximately 9 a.m. However, the administration department of the hospital delayed the test until it could confirm insurance coverage for the child. The test was actually carried out six hours later.

A hematoma of the girl’s spinal cord was eventually diagnosed. The plaintiffs allege that timely treatment could have avoided the permanent paralysis with which the child now lives. They seek a trial by jury and recovery of damages deemed appropriate under state law, along with the costs of the litigation.

Medical malpractice lawsuits in Houston are complicated to navigate. Successful litigation typically requires the services of an experienced Texas medical malpractice attorney. A lawyer may have easier access to documented information required to establish proof of hospital negligence. Legal counsel can advocate on behalf of the client during negotiations; if the case goes to court, the attorney will fight to protect the rights of the client and seek a monetary judgment to provide for the needs of the victim. In a case such as this one, the focus will be on achieving a judgment that will allow adequate care for the remainder of the child’s life.

Source: louisianarecord.com, “Couple blames daughter’s paralysis on hospital’s delayed treatment”, Robert Hadley, March 25, 2016

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