Eye Doctors’ Alleged Failure To Diagnose Caused Loss Of Vision
On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Houston Medical Diagnosis Error Lawyer on Monday, September 7, 2015.
It is only natural for people in Texas with health problems to trust in the years of training and experience of medical professionals to resolve their issues. Unfortunately, patients are sometimes disillusioned by a doctor’s failure to diagnose conditions, leaving them with additional expenses and in worse shape medically than before seeking treatment. A couple in another state recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the practices of two doctors.
The complaint asserts that the wife suffered eye problems that were treated by the two defendants — a retina consultant and an eye surgeon — in Sept. 2013. It is alleged that the defendants failed to accurately diagnose giant cell arteritis, a condition in which the lining of the arteries becomes inflamed. Because of the claimed failure to diagnose the condition, proper treatment was not provided.
The condition can cause jaw pain, headaches, double vision, blurred vision and even blindness and stroke. The woman claims to have suffered a loss of vision that has caused significant financial and personal hardship. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants beached a duty to exercise due care. They seek in excess of $50,000 for damages and loss of consortium, plus legal costs and interest.
Failure to diagnose a condition can adversely affect the quality of a patient’s life. While a monetary judgment will not directly improve a victim’s health, it may ease any financial burdens caused by the wrongful acts. As the top medical malpractice law firm in Houston, we are here to help. Texas residents who believe that substandard medical care is the cause for their health problems may pursue financial relief by filing a medical malpractice claim in a civil court. Most choose to utilize the services of an experienced medical malpractice attorneys to guide them through the legal proceedings.
Source: cookcountyrecord.com, “Cook County couple sues doctors, alleging botched care caused blindness”, Carol Ostrow, Sept. 1, 2015
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