Maryland medical malpractice attorney Marcus Boston explains how a delay in diagnosis lead to a stroke for a patient.
The case first started when the patient presented himself to his family doctor. He complained of having issues of serious dizziness, headaches, and other issues. The doctor did not preform any type of neurological workup but concluded that the patient was suffering from an ear infection. As a result, the doctor prescribed the patient with some medication to fight the ear infection.
The next day the patient presented himself back to his family doctor due to the severe issues he was suffering from. When his doctor saw him the doctor noticed that there was facial drooping, among other things.
The patient was immediately rushed to the emergency room. This time a neurological workup was done. The patient had a MRI and CT scan done. It was discovered that the patient was suffering a stroke and that the delay in treatment over the last 24 hours prevented clot busting intervention. The patient suffered total paralysis over the left side of his body.
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