When we visit the doctor or hospital we expect that they will take the steps necessary to provide a proper diagnosis and treatment. This was not the case for a man who recently filed a lawsuit in Cook County. The lawsuit claims that the man’s serious condition was not diagnosed and as a result he later suffered cardiac arrest. The lawsuit names Loyola University Medical Center and the doctors who provided treatment there. The suit seeks damages of more than $50,000.
Failure to Diagnose
The failure to diagnose a serious medical condition or the incorrect diagnosis can have a significant impact on the health of a patient. When a doctor misdiagnoses the medical condition it will not be treated and the result could be dangerous. In this case, the lawsuit states that the doctors did not diagnose or even recognize Fournier gangrene in a timely manner. Further, they did not diagnose the man’s other symptoms which were consistent with congestive heart failure. The man later suffered a cardiac arrest and as a result, permanent injuries.