Posted on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 8:55 pm
Two years ago, a 69-year-old man living in New Zealand was told that his lung cancer had returned and spread to his heart. The doctors gave him a grim prognosis and told him that he would only live for a few more months before his body succumbed to the cancer.
Because of this, the man and his wife decided that they should spend the rest of their time together traveling to different destinations. In order to make this happen, the couple spent their life savings and sold their house. They traveled to Australia and Fiji and invested in a business that fell through.
They were certain that the man’s life insurance policy would allow his soon-to-be widow to pay for all of their lavish expenses once he passed away. Instead, the man’s health began improving, and the couple was shocked when they learned that a mistake at the hospital had been made. The man did not have terminal cancer, or cancer at all for that matter, and was dumbfounded when he learned that a sample mix-up at the laboratory was the cause for the wrong diagnosis.
Now, the couple is struggling with significant debt as a result of their travels together.
Please contact the wrong diagnosis lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., by calling 800-346-5529 if you or a loved one has suffered due to a misdiagnosis.
Posted on Friday, June 15th, 2012 at 2:03 pm
The children of a Pennsylvania man who was wrongly diagnosed with pneumonia have been awarded $6.4 million by a Pennsylvania jury.
In 2009, the man was playing a basketball game when he began having chest and shoulder pain. He was transported to the emergency room at Temple University Hospital. Emergency room doctors diagnosed the man with pneumonia and allowed him to leave after giving him several medications.
Just a few months later, the man was again playing basketball when he suffered a seizure. He was taken back to the emergency department of the hospital, where it was determined that he had suffered a massive heart attack due to an artery that was completely blocked. He remained in a medically-induced coma until he passed away in November of that same year.
The jury in this case ruled that the negligence of the responding emergency room doctors caused this man to pass away. He left behind five small children, now between 3 years old and 11 years old. These children were awarded the $6.4 million for their loss of upbringing and moral guidance.