Injuries alleged: Severe and permanent injuries as a result of the failure to timely diagnose
the plaintiff's acute ischemic stroke resulting in loss of income and other economic and non-economic damages.
LEGAL COMMENTARY: The facts appear to present a clear cut case of failure to timely diagnose
and appropriately treat what apparently was a stroke.
physicians and medical providers who committed medical negligence which caused and/or substantially contributed to the death of [the patient] ..." The affidavit stated, with specificity, the grounds upon which the affiant relied, including, inter alia, failure to timely diagnose
and recognize the patient's myocardial infarction symptoms and referred to the five (5) episodes of angina, and the failure to timely order diagnostic tests.
After the death of the patient, allegedly as a result of the failure to timely diagnose
and treat the patient's bacterial meningitis, the patient's personal representative brought suit against the hospital and the physicians, two of physicians, Dr.
My firm represented Leo in his lawsuit against the attending physicians, the infectious disease specialist, and the radiologist for failure to timely diagnose
the abscess.(1) The trial lasted two weeks and resulted in a verdict for Leo.
This case involves the failure to timely diagnose
and treat a dissecting aorta.
However, in some cases physicians who know all too well that their failure to timely diagnose
and/or render appropriate treatment to their patients, say nothing.
Ordinarily, a patient who has been the victim of a failure to timely diagnose
her condition brings suit against her attending physician.
In this extraordinary Illinois case, a patient and her husband brought suit against physicians who were Ob/Gyns and their professional practice group for the failure to timely diagnose
the patient's cervical cancer.
The patient presented expert testimony that, but for the failure to timely diagnose
and treat her cancer, she would have had greater than fifty percent chance of a complete cure and that the one-year delay in treatment after metastasis of the cancer left her with the probability of not surviving more than ten years after diagnosis.
ISSUE: In this unusual Louisiana case, a first reading might indicate that the physician who initially treated a patient in an emergency room of a Louisiana hospital tailed to timely perform tests resulting in the Failure to timely diagnose
the patient's condition.