There is a certain standard of care that you come to expect when seeking medical treatment. In a medical malpractice suit, a victim must prove that a doctor or other medical professional breached this standard of care by making a mistake, and that this mistake resulted in an injury. The mistake may include an act or a failure to act that caused the victim harm. Whether it’s a routine check-up, picking up a prescription medication, or an invasive surgical procedure, we entrust our health care professionals with our lives and the lives of the ones we love.
Tragically, there are many inherent imperfections in the process of discovery, diagnosis, treatment and recovery regarding most health issues. If the standard of care was indeed breached, the victim may be entitled to recover significant money damages in a medical malpractice claim to compensate for pain and suffering and other injuries that the breach caused.
A Norwalk, Connecticut doctor and his insurance company have agreed to settle a medical malpractice suit for $2 million. The suit alleged that Margaret Gabriele was misdiagnosed after she complained of severe pain in her forehead. Dr. Donald McNicol allegedly diagnosed her with a bad headache, when Ms. Gabriele was in fact suffering from a neurovascular episode. The suit also alleged that the doctor failed to perform an appropriate physical and neurological examination on Ms. Gabriele which could have helped in a proper diagnosis. As a result of the misdiagnosis, Ms. Gabriele suffered a ruptured intracranial aneurysm, which caused permanent injury and now requires around-the-clock medical assistance.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or wrongful death as a result of medical malpractice, call our Boston, MA medical malpractice lawyer experts at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Time may be an important factor, so please don’t delay!