When a patient in Maryland suffers a serious injury that resulted from the negligence of a health care professional, the victim has the right to pursue a medical malpractice claim against the party or parties believed responsible. Successfully navigated, this type of claim may result in a monetary judgment for damages sustained, which can help lessen some of the costs that are typically associated with these kinds of injuries. A recent out-of-state medical malpractice suit is underway after an experimental procedure allegedly caused a woman to suffer a stroke.
The 54-year-old woman had a variety of troubling symptoms, including difficulty balancing, swallowing, a general lack of strength and trouble talking. Desperate to remedy these, she had a balloon angioplasty procedure performed by an interventional radiologist. The experimental treatment involved a vein-opening procedure in order to assuage the symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
However, after the procedure, the woman apparently suffered a stroke that resulted in her being unable to either walk or even take care of herself. Now, she is unable to utilize her walker, dress herself, had to be catheterized and now requires feeding. Additionally, she still reportedly is still experiencing symptoms of MS.
A medical professional or care facility can be held liable for medical malpractice due to providing improper treatment, an incorrect diagnosis or treating a patient without receiving proper permission. A properly navigated lawsuit may result in an award for financial relief that may help with the cost of medical bills, lost wages and other damages recognized by applicable law. An experienced Maryland attorney is typically consulted to assess the circumstances of a claim and provide ongoing guidance and support in pursuing restitution for and medical mistakes.
Source: ocregister.com, “Malpractice trial begins for Newport Beach doctor accused of controversial MS treatment that led to stroke“, Courtney Perkes, Dec. 2, 2016