A woman who claims she was misdiagnosed at a hospital who confused her x-rays filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital. The woman claims while at the hospital suffering from a ruptured diaphragm, miscommunication ensued over her x-rays which led doctors to diagnose her with a urinary tract infection and muscle strain. When the emergency room finally corrected this medical misdiagnosis several weeks later, doctors had to surgically remove a third of her stomach. The woman’s medical malpractice attorney claims the woman has had six corrective surgeries since the hospital’s negligence. A jury awarded her $5 million against the hospital.
Read more about the medical malpractice jury award here.