It is very important for medical professionals to act properly when it comes to the diagnosing of a patient. When a medical professional negligently misdiagnoses a condition a patient suffers from, it can cause great harm to the patient. Sadly, a negligent misdiagnosis can sometimes even result in a patient’s death.
Recently, a wrongful death case involving an alleged misdiagnosis has arisen in Texas. The case involves a now-deceased woman who reportedly received care from an obstetrician in Texas. The woman reportedly died in March of 2010.
The woman’s parents claim that the obstetrician acted negligently in connection to the woman’s care. Specifically, the woman’s parents allege that the obstetrician negligently misdiagnosed a condition the woman suffered from and negligently failed to give the woman proper treatment. The woman’s parents claim that the obstetrician’s alleged negligence contributed to the woman’s death.
A lawsuit has been brought in a court in Texas by the woman’s parents against the obstetrician in connection to these allegations. In their lawsuit, the woman’s parents reportedly are asking for damages. One wonders what will happen in this case and how it will ultimately be resolved.
As the allegations in this case illustrate, diagnosis-related negligence can sometimes have fatal results. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals make sure to not act negligently when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of patients. No patient should have to lose his or her life because a medical professional committed negligence in regards to the diagnosis and treatment of him or her.
Source: Ultimate Bellaire, “Bellaire obstetrician blamed for patient’s death,” Glenna Herald, Feb. 2, 2012