Most New Jersey residents are in tune enough with their bodies to realize when they may have a problem with their health. Of course, because most people lack the proper knowledge to diagnose medical conditions, they typically seek attention from professionals. Unfortunately, even professionals make mistakes, and the failure to diagnose a serious issue could lead to further problems for patients.
It was recently reported that a man in another state faced such a problem. He and his wife recently filed a lawsuit against a hospital for negligence. They believe that the medical staff failed to diagnose the man's brain tumor. It was unclear what caused the man to seek medical attention in the first place, but he apparently sought a second opinion after the initial visit and was diagnosed with a tumor.
As a result of the missed diagnosis, the man's brain tumor continued to increase in size. He underwent chemotherapy as well as radiation, and it was reported that he continues to be treated for the condition. The legal claim indicates that the man has suffered damages that include mental anguish, disability and permanent pain. The couple hope to obtain over $75,000 in compensation if their case proves successful.
The failure to diagnose a serious issue like a tumor could easily cost a person his or her life. Though the man in this case was able to eventually obtain treatment, others may not be so lucky. If New Jersey residents have faced negative outcomes or lost loved ones due to misdiagnoses, they may wish to consider seeking justice and compensation of their own through medical malpractice claims.
Source: madisonrecord.com, "Couple says St. Elizabeth's Hospital, others negligent in not diagnosing brain tumor", Lhalie Castillo, April 9, 2018