My cousin went to the er because she was pregnant and bleeding and passed a clot, and was afraid she had miscarried, they did tests n bloodwork but said she miscarried, they said to follow up Wh her doc Monday and she did and her doc said shes still prego. Can she sue the hospital for that
In most states yes. The real issue may be do you have enough damages to pursue a malpractice case. They are very expensive and can be difficult to win. You often spend $50,000 or more pursuing the case. Talk to a local malpractice attorney before you do anything.
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The question you have to ask yourself is: "so what?" Due to the hospital's misdiagnosis, what happened? What damages has she suffered, other than perhaps an additional doctor's visit. Perhaps emotional distress for a very brief time. The measure of damages would probably not be enough to be worthwhile.
Your cousin might consider contacting the hospital and ask it to pay for medical fees.
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Medical malpractice cases are extremely expensive to run. For example, I spent 200k in costs for a birth injury case. Even though I recovered 4.2m, which justified these costs, in many cases the costs exceed the potential recovery. However, everyone should always call a lawyer to get discuss the facts and protect their interests, thus, search Avvo for a med mal lawyer in your state, and get the consultation.
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