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Q: Looking into a case against my sons dr. She almost killed him with a misdiagnosis. Can I sue?

Took my son to dr for sick visit, dr on call diagnosed him as a fussy baby. He actually was dehydrated and had super rapid heartbeat, she sent us home. 2 days later life flighted to Childrens Mercy with multiply organ failure and almost died. He has SVT, diagnosed by Cardio dr. Happened Nov 2015, wanted to look into possible case against her. What am I looking at?

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David Adams
David Adams
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Olathe, KS
  • Licensed in Kansas

A: Liability will depend on what the original doctor should have been able to diagnose, and what effect the delayed diagnosis had on the eventual problems your son developed. These cases often require review from another medical expert in the field. You can contact my office or another attorney that handles medical malpractice cases. There is a two year statute of limitations in Kansas.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: A lot depends on the fallout. That may not yet be known.

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