Very serious injuries can result from automobile accidents. Unfortunately, even prompt medical treatment does not always guarantee a favorable outcome.
A recent case illustrates the difficulties that can arise when injuries from a car accident combine with alleged medical negligence to yield an especially tragic result.
Facts of the Case
In a recently decided case, the plaintiff was a woman who was involved in a car accident in May 2012. At the scene, paramedics placed her on a backboard and transported her to the hospital via ambulance. After a doctor interpreted the plaintiff’s CT scan as showing that there were no fractures in her cervical spine, another physician instructed a nurse to remove the plaintiff’s cervical spine collar and discharge her from the hospital. Continue reading →