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Patient sues doctor for improper treatment

When a patient seeks out the assistance of a medical professional for a serious medical condition or illness they have the right to expect proper treatment. However, when a patient does not receive reasonable care and suffers serious injuries they may have the right to seek compensation. Maryland readers might find the following article about doctor's errors, medical mistakes and medical malpractice litigation interesting.

It was recently reported that a man is suing a doctor after the doctor failed to implant stents for his cardiac problems. The plaintiff reportedly started experiencing problems with angina and numbness in his hands in 2009. After seeing the defendant he underwent a heart catheterization and an angiogram and was told that if stents needed to be implanted or blockages removed it would occur during the procedures.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that despite a number of health concerns found during the exam that justified stents, as well as the patient's consent, no stents were implanted and the plaintiff was discharged. Then, on November 25, 2009, the plaintiff suffered a serious heart attack at which time a stent was finally implanted. Unfortunately, the plaintiff had already experienced severe damage from the attack.

Preventable doctor's errors that result in personal injury need to be taken seriously by patients as well as the medical community. One very serious form of medical negligence and preventable medical mistakes involves a medical professionals failure to provide reasonable care, also defined as the care that any other physician would provide under similar circumstances. In such cases a plaintiff may be entitled to damages.

Source: The Louisiana Record, "Medical malpractice claim filed by man who suffered heart attack," Kyle Barnett, Feb. 6, 2014

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