Medical MalpracticeCase Study
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.