The vast majority of people in Wisconsin likely experiences some sort of medical ailment relatively frequently. While a physical pain, such as a headache, is typically relatively harmless, it can often be the sign of a more serious condition. Regardless of the seemingly innocuous nature of a condition, physicians and other medical care professionals are trained to recognize when a complaint could be evidence of something more serious. Unfortunately, failure to diagnose the condition could have serious consequences and could even be medical malpractice.
One out-of-state woman claims that she was the victim of such negligence. According to her lawsuit, she visited a doctor in Sept. 2011. At the time, she claims she was suffering a headache that she described as the worse in her life.
Despite the severity of her pain, she claims that the doctor failed to rule out that she could be suffering as a result of a neurovascular event. Unfortunately, she then suffered an aneurysm that caused permanent damage and left her in need of long-term care. She has recently settled a lawsuit against the doctor who treated her for $2 million, just before the case was set to go to trial.
Most medical care professionals are well-trained professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the well-being of their patients. Unfortunately, they can just as easily overlook something important in their jobs as any other person. However, their mistakes can have devastating consequences, including leaving a patient facing a lifetime of medical complications. Patients in Wisconsin who have been injured as a result of medical malpractice have paths that could lead to recompense, ensuring that they are able to cope with their financial situations, including complications created by medical bills and loss of wages.
Source: ctpost.com, “Norwalk woman gets $2M in medical malpractice settlement“, Daniel Tepfer, Nov. 2, 2016