A Pennsylvania couple recently filed a lawsuit against a hospital after staff allegedly failed to diagnose a stroke. The lawsuit claimed that as a result of the delayed diagnosis, the plaintiff continued to suffer problems with coordination in one of his hands, facial drooping and increased fatigue.
The complaint stated that the husband was driving a vehicle with his wife as a passenger when he began to suffer confusion and weakness. They immediately went to a nearby emergency room where the man continued to exhibit signs of a stroke, including facial drooping. Although the doctor was informed that the man suffered from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, he concluded there was nothing abnormal with the man's condition after performing a physical for 10 minutes. An on-call neurologist was also contacted but reportedly discharged the husband before seeing him.