When people fall ill, they may choose to seek treatment at a Texas urgent care clinic. These clinics have staff experienced in dealing with many different types of ailments. In many cases, the clinic can provide the care needed to help the patient recover. Other times, the patient may be suffering from something that requires a visit to an emergency room. If the patient is not advised to seek further treatment, as in the case of a man in another state, they may suffer serious and permanent injuries.
Details of the man’s injuries
The patient sought care at a local urgent care clinic after running a high fever and feeling lethargic. At the clinic, he was diagnosed with the flu and told to take standard flu remedies. After being sent home, his condition got much worse, and he was taken to an emergency room. There the patient was diagnosed with acute meningitis.
Because of the severe condition of his illness, the man was put into a medically induced coma. He suffered brain damage and has not yet recovered enough to go back to work. This brain damage is permanent and will likely get worse over time. The man is now suing the healthcare network that owns the urgent care clinic.
Medical malpractice cases are challenging
There are certain criteria that must be met in a medical malpractice case. Those who believe they are victims of medical malpractice due to misdiagnosis or other medical mistakes can speak with a Texas attorney to see if their case meets those criteria. Compensation from a successful medical malpractice lawsuit can help victims pay for many expenses related to their injuries.