Misdiagnosed Sinus Infection Leads to Emergency Surgery

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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2014 – A doctor misdiagnosed a serious sinus condition as an allergy reaction. The misdiagnosis resulted in extensive surgery.

“The plaintiff in this case, Shannon Jones, went to the hospital to see a doctor about her swollen left eye and the increasing sense of pressure she felt on the left side of her head,” said Litigation Funding representative Daren Monroe. “At her first visit to the hospital, she told the doctor that she did not have allergies.”

After the doctor examined Jones, she was diagnosed with angioedema and sent home with a prescription for Dexamethasone, a synthetic cortocosteroid used to reduce inflammation in many conditions, including allergies that do not respond to other drugs.

Two days later, Jones returned to the hospital, and the same doctor noted that her condition was getting worse. Still diagnosing allergies, the doctor prescribed Benadryl and once again sent the plaintiff home.

Later, Jones was found by her family lying on the floor, dazed, confused and unable to speak coherently. She was taken to another hospital where doctors discovered an undiagnosed frontal sinus condition that, left untreated, had moved into an intercranial space. Jones needed immediate surgery and prolonged care to battle the infection.

The medical malpractice lawsuit she filed alleged that the doctor that diagnosed her condition as allergies was negligent.

“Numerous trips to the hospital, prescriptions, surgery and prolonged care would bring extremely high medical bills. In order to recoup her expenses, she filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for her injuries. In the meantime, she surely needed to find a way to pay her medical bills and keep current with her other financial obligations,” said Monroe.

The Jones family may have been able to find out how litigation funding would assist them in paying their bills immediately while waiting for their attorney to get the case ready to go to court. When a plaintiff applies for a lawsuit loan, an attorney assesses the case according to its likelihood of success.

Once the application has been approved, the funding is sent to the plaintiff’s bank account as fast as possible, usually in less than 48 hours. Once the money arrives, the plaintiff may use it for anything, but usually, the medical bills are so pressing that they get paid immediately. The remaining funds may then be used to pay other important bills like car loan, rent, mortgage or student loan payments.

“Applying for a lawsuit loan is an easy and very user-friendly process. That call or online application can make the difference between bankruptcy and solvency while a plaintiff waits for justice,” Monroe added.

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