Recently, a man in Australia named Graham Lord lost 80 percent of his stomach to surgery and having undergone several rounds of chemotherapy. As it turns out, he never had cancer. He is now suing the Central Coast Local Health District in Australia for compensation and an admission of liability for his injuries.
It is unfortunate that misdiagnosis and malpractice happens on such a global scale. Regardless of where you are, you could possibly be the victim of a bad medical decision. Our medical malpractice lawyers regularly receive cases similar to this story and much more. Children who receive brain injuries from slow-responding medical staff, surgical instruments being sewn inside of patients, wrong limbs being amputated-the list goes on and on.
The great thing about countries like the United States and Australia is that the victims do not have to take the doctors’ mistakes and just live with them. Granted, Graham Lord may never be able to eat sitting down and his diet will be significantly different. However, if he wins his case, he will have the satisfaction of holding the erring medical professionals to account, and he will be able to afford the additional expenses that this error will impose on his finances.
If you fall victim to a misdiagnosis, an improperly performed procedure or other sort of mistake made by medical professionals, there is absolutely no reason for you to take it lying down. Above all, you should not have to pay for their mistakes for the rest of your life. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Baltimore help you make erring medical professionals pay for their mistakes, rather than you paying for them.
*For more information about Graham Lord, you can read about his story on Huffington Post