Delayed Diagnosis Allegedly Sent Victim To Emergency Room
On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Failure to Diagnose on Monday, March 2, 2015.
Even seemingly common or long-standing procedures that appear safe can have devastating side effects if Texas health care professionals fail to follow the accepted standard of care. This includes doctors performing life-saving surgeries and those carrying out cosmetic procedures. Proper follow-up care is often necessary for the continued health of patients, but one woman claims that a delayed diagnosis resulted from her doctor’s negligence during post-op assessments.
The patient had already undergone one round of laser liposuction and returned to the same doctor over a year later to have the procedure completed. Prior to undergoing the procedure, she reported experiencing pain. The pain worsened following the surgery, and Demerol was administered to her before being sent home.
Ultimately, the pain never got any better and progressed so badly that she began to have trouble breathing. After reporting to a local emergency room, doctors discovered that she had a near-fatal pulmonary embolism. The victim believes that she was lucky to have survived the serious post-op complications that she claims her doctor caused.
When time is of the essence for treatment, a delayed diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death. Her suit alleges that her doctor completely missed the symptoms of her pulmonary embolism during follow-up appointments, resulting in serious complications with which she must now contend. These types of complications often have a complex impact on Texas victims and are often far more than just physical. Victims of medical malpractice typically also have to deal with the devastating financial and emotion impact of medical negligence. However, those affected may choose to seek financial relief in the same manner as this woman, through the litigation of a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Source: louisianarecord.com, “Liposuction patient sues doctor claiming medical malpractice”, Kyle Barnett, Feb. 18, 2015
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