When it comes to a medical malpractice lawsuit, there are always two sides to every story. This holds true regardless of who ends up being right and wrong in the end.
Our Maryland readers may be keeping current with a story out of Pennsylvania in which the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center is fighting against a medical malpractice lawsuit filed by an individual who died last year after receiving treatment at the facility.
The 26-year-old woman who died visited the hospital for treatment on May 26 but died on May 29 after being transferred to Geisinger Medical Center. Last month, the victim of the family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital, stating that doctors overlooked blood clots that were “easily diagnosable, treatable and entirely correctable.”
The hospital defended its treatment strategy in a recent response, noting that the medical services provided to the woman were in accordance with standard medical practice and provided in a timely manner.
In the medical malpractice lawsuit, the woman’s family said she suffered a painful death due to negligent treatment. On one side of this lawsuit, you have the victim’s family who feels that they should be compensated for her death. On the other side, the hospital believes that they did everything they could to provide the appropriate medical treatment.
Since medical malpractice lawsuits can be contentious, experienced attorneys are often hired by both sides to handle the details. Anybody in this position could potentially benefit from consulting with a medical malpractice attorney with experience in everything from errors in hospitals to misdiagnoses.