Case Study: Medical Malpractice
Medical professionals save lives daily. However, at times, negligence can cause harm leading to unnecessary health complications or death. In these unfortunate cases, it takes an expansive knowledge of how malpractice works to achieve justice.
A 7-year-old boy was experiencing headaches and vomiting every morning when he woke up. During his illness, the boy’s parents took him to his pediatrician three times over an eight-month period, and later to a specialist. Even after all these visits, the parents received no clear diagnosis. Finally, the boy was taken to an optometrist who instantly recognized that he had pressure building inside his head. As a result, the boy’s parents rushed him to the emergency room, where an MRI revealed a brain tumor. Thankfully, the tumor was able to be successfully removed, but the tumor pressed on the boy’s optic nerves for an extended period of time, resulting in permanent loss of vision.
Why This Case Matters
After removing the tumor, the parents learned that if the correct diagnosis had come sooner, their son’s vision would not have been affected at all. Rightfully upset and frustrated with the reality of their son’s vision loss, the parents contacted us to help secure the financial resources necessary to give their son the best opportunity for a productive, meaningful, and happy life. The parents were also determined to make sure that the doctors were held accountable for their errors, so future patients would not experience what their son had.