Cleveland Malpractice Lawyers Protect Patients Harmed by Healthcare Providers that Fail to Review Test Results
Undiagnosed illness can lead to serious injury or death
During the course of a hospital stay, patients may be subjected to dozens of radiology and laboratory tests: x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, blood work, urine tests, you name it. The tests, however, are only useful if the physician who orders them bothers to look at the results timely. Unfortunately, sometimes the key to a difficult diagnosis is a radiology study or laboratory test that has been completed but has not been reviewed. The result may be buried on a desk, or in an e-mail inbox, or on a computer somewhere, but it isn’t reviewed.
During one case, a hospital doctor failed to read a lab test before sending a man home with the wrong medicine. Due to the medication error, the man suffered a very large brain bleed which resulted in a stroke and permanent impairment. A confidential settlement was reached for future care and anticipatory damages.
Failure to review completed studies – especially studies that show some kind of abnormality – is medical negligence. In some ways, such cases are particularly appalling because they don’t involve a lapse in medical knowledge or technical expertise. Instead, they involve simple laziness or inattention of a kind that must not be tolerated from well-trained professionals in charge of safely caring for patients. Such medical negligence is unacceptable to the Cleveland malpractice attorneys at The Eisen Law Firm. The people of Ohio deserve better from their healthcare providers.
At The Eisen Law Firm, we have handled many cases where serious injury or death easily could have been avoided, if only someone bothered to look at abnormal test results. Those cases have ranged from failure to diagnose fractures to failure to diagnose lung and bone cancer.
Call to speak with a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer if you believe your illness was due to medical tests that were never reviewed
Our attorneys hold hospitals and their doctors accountable when innocent patients are harmed by test results that were never reviewed. We help victims get justice in Cleveland, Lorain, Columbus, Toledo, Akron and throughout Northeast Ohio. Call us today at 216-687-0900 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly-skilled attorneys.