When you go to a doctor you expect that every step will be taken to properly diagnose and treat your medical problem. Sometimes, however, that is not the case. A man filed a lawsuit against Northwestern Medical Group, Northwestern Medicine, Hinsdale Orthopaedics, and two doctors alleging negligence. The lawsuit states that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and that his injuries were improperly evaluated and treated.
The man in this case sought medical treatment after he injured his arm with broken glass. The man was treated and released. However, the man’s arm was not healing properly and he experienced pain. He later found out that the glass had lacerated his tendon and surgical repair was necessary. The original diagnosis was not thorough enough and the doctors failed to determine that the man’s tendon was severely injured. As a result of misdiagnosis, the injury worsened.