Failure to Diagnose Brain Infections Can Lead to Serious Injury in Maryland and Elsewhere

Diagnostic errors can lead to severe, even deadly. injuries. If a medical professional’s late or missed diagnosis harmed you, you need to reach a seasoned Baltimore misdiagnosis attorney as soon as possible. At Arfaa Law Group, we understand how difficult it can be to deal with medical malpractice, which is why we will handle your case with the utmost compassion. To maximize your chances of recovery, we personally prepare every case for trial.

An Ohio woman was recently awarded millions of dollars after suffering severe injuries due to malpractice. M.D., a retired speech pathologist visited Firelands Hospital in Sandusky, Ohio complaining that she was not feeling well. After undergoing several scans and tests, she was given steroids to treat a brain tumor. The only problem was that she did not have a brain tumor. She had an infection growing in her brain, which deteriorated after doctors gave her steroids. Specifically, the steroids led to the infection getting worse and spreading to other parts of the brain, leaving her nearly incapacitated.

The family sued two neurologists, alleging that if the negligence had not occurred, M.D. would have been a healthy woman who would have walked out of the hospital herself in 2013. Now, she can no longer use her legs and the cost of her care is extremely high. The jury agreed with the plaintiff and awarded over $7 million in damages.

While this is an Ohio case, the sad reality is that these sorts of errors happen in Maryland all the time. If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to a diagnostic error, you may be able to hold the at-fault medical professional accountable through a medical malpractice claim. Errors in judgment or undesirable outcomes alone are not enough to form the basis of a malpractice claim. Instead, medical malpractice takes place when a medical professional causes injury to a patient by failing to adhere to the appropriate standard of care. The appropriate standard of care refers to the level of care that a reasonably prudent medical professional in the same specialty would have used under the same or similar circumstances.

If you win a malpractice claim, the courts can order the at-fault party to pay for your damages related to the negligence. Common examples of damages recoverable in a medical malpractice case include, but are not limited to: wages lost due to missed work, medical and rehabilitation expenses, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, cost of future medical care and any other losses connected to the malpractice.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a diagnosis error, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At Arfaa Law Group, our seasoned diagnosis error attorneys  have handled countless cases pertaining to diagnostic errors and can help you as well. With years of experience, we understand how to protect your rights in these complicated cases. To discuss your case in more detail, please do not hesitate to call us today at 410-889-1850 or contact us online.

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