The effects of negligence by a physician or other health care provide can have devastating impacts. Those impacts can be especially devastating when the patient is a young child. An Ohio jury recently awarded $44.5 million to a thirteen-year-old boy and his family for failing to diagnose or treat an ear infection.
The diagnoses patients receive have very big impacts on what treatment and care they get. Sadly, here in the U.S., it is not that uncommon for a diagnosis to be wrong.