There are many cases of medical malpractice incidents issued each year, and some stick out more than others due to their odd or unlikely nature. Below are some of the most bizarre medical malpractice cases that have been issued in Texas.
Injured by a Cow in the Road
Yes, you read that correctly. A Houston resident sued a retired doctor after hitting his roaming cow. The man suffered serious injury after the collision involving the escaped cow, and sought to seek compensation by suing the owner of the cow, a doctor, for medical malpractice. The case brought to light the issue of clients suing doctors indirectly related to their provisional care, and the judge ultimately ruled against the case of medical malpractice.
Terminally Ill, She Gave Away Everything
A woman in Victoria, Texas was told she has stage IV terminal cancer, and had only a few months to live. After undergoing seven months of painful chemotherapy and being prescribed anxiety medication to help her cope with the stress, it turns out her doctor had misdiagnosed her and she had never had cancer. Relieved she was going to live, she realized she had a serious problem–thinking she was going to die, the woman had already given away nearly all of her belongings. She sued the doctor for damaged, and luckily received compensation for her loss.
A Stolen Heart
A woman in Katy, Texas is fighting a medical malpractice battle over her husband’s death. He was found dead in his hospital bed after being treated for kidney stones. Where the story gets bizarre is that, when performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death, her husband’s heart was removed without permission. The heart could have provided valuable evidence against the hospital and their role in her husband’s unexpected death. The woman fought for the release of her husband’s heart, and when the court demanded the hospital to release the organ, they were sent a heart without any human DNA. This bizarre case is ongoing, and the results have yet to be determined.
Medical malpractice can sometime be unusual, but that doesn’t devalue the importance of investigating an incident that has caused you or your loved ones harm. If you believe you may be a victim of medical malpractice, contact Colley & Colley law firm in Austin, Texas for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.