Vincent Chambers went to his doctor in June of 2012, complaining of back pain. His doctor ordered an MRI and found several lesions around the man’s spine. His orthopedist immediately referred him to Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) where he spent ten days undergoing a battery of tests. At the end of those ten days Chambers was released from the hospital with no diagnosis.
After that, Chambers was constantly visiting Palm Springs Family Care as his condition worsened. In January 2013, he visited a rheumatologist who believed he had rheumatoid arthritis and gave him a shot of Humira. Unfortunately, Humira can suppress the immune system, and so Chambers’s condition quickly worsened and he was forced to go back to ORMC.
Unable to treat him, ORMC transferred Chambers to University of Florida Health—Shands Hospital where he underwent new tests and was quickly diagnosed with tuberculosis. He was administered treatment but the damage had already been done, and Chambers was paralyzed from the waist down. Now the lawyers of Colson Hicks Eidson have filed a lawsuit on behalf of Vincent Chambers.
Could This Injury Have Been Avoided?
“This is a tragic case where there was a system wide failure at ORMC to diagnose a young man with a very serious and deadly disease,” says Colson Hick Eidson attorney Joseph Kalbac. “Not one physician took charge of Vincent’s medical condition to determine his underlying process.”
This young man’s injuries may have been prevented if he had been properly tested, diagnosed, and treated when his symptoms first developed. Medical practitioners have a responsibility to provide proper care for their patients and if that care is lacking, they can be held responsible. The lawyers of Colson Hicks Eidson want you to be safe from professional malpractice. Follow our blog, Facebook, and Twitter for more useful information.
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