Doctors Missed Heart Infection Signs 5 Times

A young man with a heart valve condition was misdiagnosed by doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. The heart valve condition led to an infection in his hearts and the hospital repeatedly misdiagnosed it by sending the man home with allergy medication once and instructions on visiting a back specialist another time. The infection led to a stroke that left the man with severe physical and mental disabilities. The man settled his malpractice lawsuit against the groups representing the doctors and received $10.2 million that his wife says will be used to continue his rehabilitation and search or him to recover. The amount of the settlement was based on his projected future earnings. The man suffered a stroke after the infection was misdiagnosed. He still suffers from seizures, has no use of his right hand and has difficulty walking, talking and reading. To read the full story, click here.

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