Maryland medical malpractice attorney Marcus Boston explains how a misread CT scan resulted in a stroke and eventual death.
A month after giving birth a young woman presented herself to the hospital complaining of a severe headache. She also reported nausea and vomiting. The emergency room doctor ordered her to undergo a CT scan. Here’s the thing, the scan was misread and the young woman was told everything was normal. During her time in the hospital it was also discovered that she was also suffering from high blood pressure and blurred vision.
Nevertheless, she was discharged from the hospital with no treatment or medication for her high blood pressure. Two days later she returned to the hospital. This time she was drooling, had slurred speech, and was weak in her upper and lower limbs. Another CT scan was ordered and this time the intracranial hemorrhage was detected. However, this time it was too late and the young lady died.
So why are we explaining this to you today? Because chances are you are on the Internet right now trying to find answers in your case. Chances are your doctor has misread a scan or other medical test. Chances are your medical concerns are not being listened to.
Here’s what you do, pick up the phone and give us a call at 301-850-4832. If you prefer to send me an email, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We answer questions like yours regarding Maryland law everyday and we would be glad to hear your story.