A Brooklyn Woman who had her injuries worsen after her CT scan was misread has been helped by a New York medical malpractice lawyer. The problem arose when the woman went to the Brooklyn Hospital Center suffering from an absence of feelings in her legs, an inability to open her eyes, and a severe headache. She was admitted, and a CT scan was administered. A staff physician at the hospital, however, misread the scan and concluded that it was “normal,” when it was not. Subsequently, after the woman was discharged, the doctor reread the CT scan and realized that is was, in fact, “abnormal.” Despite these new findings, no one at the hospital contacted the woman to tell her about the new reading. In addition, no one at the hospital ever tried to treat the woman based on the new reading.
The woman’s absence of feeling in her legs, inability to open her eyes, and severe headache worsened over the next several weeks. She went to an eye doctor, who diagnosed her as having suffered an aneurysm. She then was admitted to another hospital, and the physicians there performed surgery on her and “clipped” the aneurysm. In The Bronx and Brooklyn, hospitals try to avoid these situations by being aware of the signs of trouble.
At trial, the hospital admitted that the misreading of the CT scan, and its failure to alert the woman to the misreading, were departures from accepted medical practice. The hospital claimed, however, that these departures did not cause the woman any injuries. Ultimately, the court determined that the evidence established not only that the misreading and failure to alert caused the woman injuries, but that the jury had properly awarded her damages in the appropriate amount.
If you or a loved one has suffered damages because a CT scan or other test has been misread or misinterpreted, or because of any other act of medical malpractice, you may need the help of a N York medical malpractice lawyer. The firm of Stephen Bilkis & Associates and its New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers with convenient locations in the New York Metropolitan Area, including Brooklyn, NY, can be of invaluable assistance to you if you find yourself a victim of medical malpractice. Enduring pain, disfigurement and financial anguish without professional representation is not the path you should choose.