Medical malpractice can cost people their lives. When you or a loved one has been injured by a medical error, you can seek compensation through the law. That’s what the family of Glenna Kohl chose to do, when Glenna was diagnosed with advanced melanoma at the age of 22.
Her family was shocked at the diagnosis; Glenna had a biopsy on a mole several years prior and the results had been negative. It was later proven that the lab had made an error and the cancer, that could have been caught early, had spread to Glenna’s lymph nodes.
Sadly, despite doctors’ efforts and her brave spirit, Glenna eventually succumbed to her illness.With the help of a lawyer, Glenna’s family was able to negotiate a settlement with the laboratory.
In this case, misdiagnosis kept a young woman from receiving the speedy treatment for her disease, and that made a big difference in the outcome of illness. Melanoma can be treatable when caught in its early stages, so Glenna may have survived had the lab results been accurate.
Laboratory error is just 1 type of medical negligence that can impact a patient’s life; misdiagnosis, whatever it’s attributed to, can delay a patient’s treatment, cause a doctor to prescribe the wrong drugs, and put a patient and their family on an emotional roller coaster ride that can last for months or even years.
Contacting an Ohio Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you’ve been injured by a physician’s error and have suffered physical pain and financial loss, you may be eligible for compensation. Call the law firm of Mellino Robenalt at 888-457-1147 and speak with an attorney about your options. Our Free Book can help you understand how the law can work for you.