Tennessee Girl’s Misdiagnosis Leads to Leukemia Fatality

cancer victim with family

A 10-year-old girl from Memphis, Tennessee was misdiagnosed with strep throat and suffered a fatality from leukemia days later. After two days of complaints of severe stomach pain and discomfort, the girl’s mother brought her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with strep throat and administered an antibiotic shot. Within 24 hours of the girl’s misdiagnosis, she landed back in the hospital and was informed that she actually had leukemia. She underwent brain surgery for brain swelling and began chemotherapy. Unfortunately, despite showing signs of improvement, she succumbed to her illness.

A cancer misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosing a serious illness may be the difference between saving a life and losing one. When a misdiagnosis occurs, the individual could develop serious complications or additional ailments that interfere with the patient’s ability to recover. Also, patients could receive unnecessary treatments that could further disrupt their health.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Eisenberg Rothweiler Represent Victims of Cancer Misdiagnosis

If you or someone you love developed serious health complications due to a cancer misdiagnosis, contact our medical malpractice lawyers at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., at 866-746-0839 or contact us online. We serve clients throughout the country.

As founder and senior shareholder of the firm, personal injury lawyer Stewart J. Eisenberg has represented victims of catastrophic injury and wrongful death for more than 35 years. He is one of the region’s most accomplished trial lawyers, with a long list of awards and recognition.