When my husband had an upset stomach that would not go away, his doctor finally ordered some tests. Nothing significant came back from them, but nothing the doctor did was working either. We decided to have some of the tests repeated at another hospital, and the results from those tests were horrifying because it showed he had stomach cancer. We were devastated for several reasons, but the main one was that treatment could have started much earlier. We got the ball rolling on that, and we also looked into getting a medical malpractice attorney in Chicago.
The reason we wanted to talk to an attorney was for two reasons. The main one was because this was going to financially destroy us. His treatment was mostly covered by insurance, but we were still accountable for thousands in bills that we did not have. The treatment plan could have been much less aggressive if the pathology reports would have come back correctly the first time. We had to find out why testing done by two different hospitals came out with such different results.
That is the second reason we needed to contact an attorney. We wanted to make sure that the chances of this happening to someone else was minimized as much as possible. I know that mistakes happen every single day, but this is a major mistake that should have never happened. Someone dropped the ball on it, and my husband is the one who has to pay the price for their mistakes. Thankfully, we were able to get an attorney in our area who specializes in these types of cases, and the law firm was able to review everything that happened. They are currently in talks with the hospital, and I hope that this gets resolved quickly so we can focus on what is really important, and that is getting my husband back to good health.