After patient suffers stroke, medical malpractice alleged

Many Tennessee residents visit a health care professional on a regular basis, for a variety of reasons. Most of the time, the medical professional helps them get better. However, when negligence occurs in a health care setting, the health and well-being of the patient may be on the line. When this occurs, the patients -- or their surviving families in the event of fatal mistakes -- may choose to file a medical malpractice suit.

A woman from another state recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit. She is currently suing a physician, in addition to the hospital where the doctor practices. The woman alleges that medical negligence resulted in her suffering a stroke. 

According to the complaint, she was being treated by the physician at the hospital in March 2014. It is alleged that the physician and hospital acted negligently by failing to offer a proper diagnosis and treat the woman's hypoglycemia. Additionally, it is claimed that the defendants failed to order lab tests at the time of her admittance, failed to determine what caused her to suffer a stroke and failed to properly treat the stroke's underlying cause so that as to prevent her further injury. 

When a patient suffers an injury or dies from the result of a health care professional's negligence, the victim (or a deceased victim's surviving family) typically has the right to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit against the party or parties believed responsible. Successfully presented, a claim may result in a judgment for any financial damages sustained. Medical malpractice victims in Tennessee are entitled to seek counsel to assess the validity of any legal claims and to advocate on their behalf in pursuing claims for financial relief.

Source: cookcountyrecord.com, "Patient sues Glenview hospital, physician, alleging medical malpractice", Robbie Hargett, Sept. 30, 2015

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