Flagrant Missed Diagnosis Results in Man's Unnecessary, Painful Death | Law Firm Newswire

Flagrant Missed Diagnosis Results in Man’s Unnecessary, Painful Death

Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2016 - Mark Davenport went to his local emergency room complaining of abdominal pain and constipation. He had ultimately lost 80 pounds and died of multiple organ failure and septic shock.

Davenport was only 54 years old when he died. His death was preventable and it shocked the local community that at least five physicians had failed to diagnose an internal hernia. Davenport’s family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging the misdiagnosis resulted in catastrophic and fatal injuries.

Mark’s wife and daughter filed the suit against numerous defendants, including but not limited to the five doctors who were unable to diagnose the hernia, the Geisinger Medical Center, Family Practice Moosic and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

The documents filed in court indicated that Davenport did receive a CT scan that any “reasonably competent radiologist” could have read as indicating the presence of a hernia. For some unknown reason, Davenport was discharged. The warning flag that Davenport had also had gastric bypass surgery in 2004 was also missed. He made several trips to the hospital over the nine months prior to his death without being properly diagnosed.

“The deceased suffered unimaginable pain, loss of approximately 40 percent of his body weight, and other medical issues from a condition that could/should have been easily diagnosed,” said Daren Monroe, Litigation Funding Corporation representative. Instead of being correctly diagnosed, Davenport suffered for several months before dying.

Davenport’s family chose to file a wrongful death, medical malpractice lawsuit to not only send a message to the hospital and doctors but to secure some form of compensation to enable them to pay their large medical bills and their funeral and burial expenses.

“The ideal solution for the Davenport’s may be to seek litigation funding,” said Daren Monroe. “When you seek pre-settlement funding or a lawsuit loan, you want to know you have a simple, easy to understand formula and capped funding. Knowing that means you know, in advance, the maximum amount that is to be paid back from case proceeds.”

Be wary of lawsuit financial companies that charge front-end broker and other kinds of administrative fees. The charges add up quickly as interest is compounded monthly and does not stop.

Litigation Funding Corporation provides approved applicants with a simple formula and capped funding so they know what they need to pay back when all is said and done. They are also one of the few companies that offer a guarantee of a case appropriate compromise if it is needed.

Litigation Funding Corporation
7115 Orchard Lake Rd, Ste 320
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Call: 1.866.LIT.FUND

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