Failure to diagnose could lead to Ohio medical malpractice claims

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Because many Ohio residents rely on doctors and other medical staff to help them feel better and treat any ailments from which they may be suffering, it can seem particularly upsetting when a situation is made worse due to medical mistakes. Such mistakes can vary in their severity, but failure to diagnose a serious issue could result in substantially negative outcomes. In some cases, individuals may even die as a result of not receiving necessary treatment. 

Such unfortunate circumstances recently befell a family in another state and resulted in the death of a toddler. It was reported that a 2-year-old girl had been treated for stomach issues and then sent home. However, the situation was apparently not fully treated as the girl died as a result of a ruptured stomach a few months later. 

The girl’s parents believe that the medical staff failed to properly diagnose and subsequently treat the issue. Representation for the parents stated that doctors missed symptoms of the girl’s condition. As a result of the tragic situation, the parents filed a civil claim against the parties deemed responsible for the death of their daughter. They were recently awarded more than $6 million in compensation.

Situations of medical malpractice can affect patients in different ways, but when a parent loses a child due to the failure to diagnose an issue, the situation is understandably harrowing. If Ohio parents or patients have suffered negative results due to such circumstances, they may also wish to consider taking legal action. Filing claims for medical malpractice may help them seek compensation for damages.

Source: washingtontimes.com, “Pa. family awarded $6 million in medical malpractice suit“, May 21, 2015