Medical malpractice claim filed after delayed diagnosis

| Dec 19, 2019 | Medical Malpractice |

If you’ve ever conducted an online search in hopes of diagnosing some symptoms that you have been exhibiting, then you’ve probably noticed that a single symptom can be a sign of something as minor as the common cold or as severe as cancer or some other type of terminal disease. In other words, usually, without additional testing, it is impossible to determine what causes a particular symptom to manifest. This is why we turn to medical professionals who are educated and trained to make accurate and timely diagnoses.

Yet, even these medical professionals fail to live up to their duty of care, as evidenced by one recently filed medical malpractice case here in Hawaii. There, a woman claims that a nurse and a doctor both failed to appropriately follow up on blood testing, which would have clearly shown that she suffered from kidney disease.

According the lawsuit, despite blood work showing red flags of kidney disease, the woman was only diagnosed with a urinary tract infection and was not given additional tests that would have confirmed her condition. As a result, it took nearly two years for her to learn that one of her kidneys was failing, at which time it had to be removed. Her remaining kidney is also diseased, which she also attributes to her delayed diagnosis. She now seeks compensation for her damages.

The doctor who treated her is prepared for the case to go to trial. He insists that his treatment of the patient was appropriate and that she made a fully informed decision not to pursue treatment for kidney failure sooner. This argument will likely be a focus of much of the trial, should this case get to that point.

Medical malpractice cases like these require a strong legal strategy that anticipates and is prepared to counter defense tactics. Developing one of these strategies often means engaging in thorough discovery and possessing aggressive litigation skills. Fortunately, legal teams with these skills stand ready to assist those who have been harmed by medical malpractice.

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Case Results

$10,000,000 – Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities

$7,200,000 – Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.

$3,400,000 – Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential)

$2,700,000 – Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms

$10,000,000 –  Birth injury Medical malpractice case for newborn’s disabilities

$7,200,000 – Prison Medical Malpractice Failure to treat and diagnose an infection causing multiple organ failure and blood circulation. Such required both legs and both hands to be amputated.

$3,400,000 – Car accident Auto collision case (details are confidential)

$2,700,000 – Brain injury Failure to timely treat headaches resulted in brain injury, memory loss and ability to ambulate.

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Death from a Maui medical facility’s delayed treatment of heart attack symptoms

$2,500,000 –  Medical malpractice Settlement for the family of a man who died from a reaction to the wrong drug

$2,200,000 –  Catastrophic injury Negligence leading to disabling back and neck injury

$1,625,000 – Ship Worker Injury to a ship worker, who suffered serious permanent injuries. Details are confidential.

$1,600,000 –  Medical Malpractice Medical negligence for a delayed diagnosis of cancer

$1,500,000 –   Whale Watch Passenger For injuries suffered to whale watch vessel passenger

$1,000,000 –  Failure To Diagnose Colon Cancer Failure to perform diagnostic tests for colon cancer by a primary care physician.

$1,000,000 –  Misdiagnosis Policy Limits For misdiagnosis of lupus of a woman that resulted in kidney failure.

$1,625,000 – Ship Worker Injury to a ship worker, who suffered serious permanent injuries. Details are confidential.

$1,000,000 –  Motorcycle Collision Policy Limits Automobile turned left in front of motorcycle, causing death.

$1,000,000 – Medical Malpractice Policy Limits Malpractice of a physician who delayed a diagnosis of colon cancer.

$9,500,000 – Auto Accident Client suffered back and neck injuries from a rear end collision.

$800,000 –  Medical Malpractice for an older gentleman who was not given a test for prostate cancer, resulting in undiagnosed metastasized terminal cancer.

$600,000 –  Golf Cart Collision Our client suffered serious back injuries

$500,000 –  Pedestrian Hit By Auto Underinsured Motorist Policy Our client was on the curb when a car hit her.

$443,000 –  Defective Rental Car Judgment entered by a Maui court after a nearly 3 week trial of our client who suffered a knee injury when the rental van seat was not properly attached to the floor.

$375,000 – Dram Shop (Liquor Service) Liability Our client was hit by a person, served excess alcohol.

$375,000 –  Night Club Beating Our client was illegally assaulted

$275,000 –  Slip & Fall On Premises A slip and fall case on a Chinatown sidewalk that the City has a duty to maintain, but outside a restaurant, who did regularly maintain the area. The City and restaurant were both liable.