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Medical malpractice suit filed against boy's treatment facility

Medical malpractice in Pennsylvania can cause an ill person to become even sicker while in the care of a doctor. One woman in another state recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a treatment facility, claiming that her disabled child was inappropriately treated there. Her child has Criduchat syndrome and is unable to talk, walk or see.

According to the woman, her son resided at the pediatric treatment facility for about six years. He had been doing well at the facility before a brand new administration took over. After the administrative changes took place, the woman said that the boy's health started to decline as a result of the treatment facility's gross neglect and/or substandard care.

The woman said that at four different times, her son had to be rushed to an emergency room. This was necessary because he became critically ill. Counting four different medical malpractice incidents, the woman is pursuing unspecified damages for her son's mental and physical pain and suffering. She is also seeking damages for her own loss of consortium and suffering as well as for related medical expenses.

If patients are not properly treated due to the negligence of the treatment facility responsible for exercising a reasonable degree of care when addressing the patients, these individuals have the right to file medical malpractice claims against the facility for compensatory damages. Punitive damages can even be possible in cases of egregious fault. This type of lawsuit can be successfully fought in Pennsylvania if liability is established through competent proof of negligence accepted by the court.

Source: louisianarecord.com, "Mother of disabled child claims medical malpractice", Andrey Burin, July 29, 2015

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