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Medical malpractice lawsuit filed for failure to diagnose

Going to the hospital to get treatment for an injury or illness shouldn't leave a patient worse off. Unfortunately, that is what allegedly happened to one woman in another state. The lawsuit was filed on Dec. 12 against three physicians, an emergency medicine group and a hospital.

The court filing states that woman who was a patient at the hospital was receiving blood thinning medications. She was not able to urinate. The lawsuits states that her coagulation times were not checked as they were supposed to be. The woman's problem of not being able to urinate was not resolved before she was released. As a result, she alleged that she suffered injuries due to the facility and physician's negligent care.

The amount sought in the lawsuit was not revealed; however, it is for both economic and non-economic losses. The woman's husband has also filed, claiming a loss of consortium.

Medical malpractice and negligence can encompass many different acts by doctors, medical staff and health care facilities. When the standard of care is not met and injury or illness results, patients have a right to seek compensation. There are time limits, which are known as the statutes of limitation that must be met. These pertain to when medical malpractice lawsuits are filed. The statute of limitations in Connecticut is generally two years from the incident.

In Connecticut, personal injury attorneys can provide more information about medical negligence, doctors' errors, failure to diagnose and more. Understanding the laws that govern medical malpractice and related types of cases can help determine if your case is worth pursuing.

Source: West Virginia Record, "Couple accuses doctors, facilities of medical malpractice" Mark Payne, Jan. 20, 2015

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