Among the 50 people who have been wrongfully diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease by practitioners at a Toledo clinic was also Shawn Blazsek. He reportedly suffered several concussions back in his high school years while boxing or playing football and started. Soon enough, he felt those traumas were starting to catch up to him.
Through the years he saw multiple doctors because of the many nights he would go sleepless which led up to forgetting how to tie his shoes. At 33 years of age, Shawn Blazsek finally discovered, or so he thought, what was wrong with him and the diagnosis was no joke. According to health experts at Ohio’s Toledo Clinic Cognitive Center, he suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.
Shortly afterward, he started planning who would look after his four kids if something should ever happen to his wife and thought of ways of ending it himself when he would no longer be able to remember the name of his kids. Fortunately, the day in which he had planned to feast on a fistful of sleeping pills, as he pictured it, never came. Only nine months after his diagnosis, the man, along with 49 others learned that the Toledo Clinic’s director who diagnosed the 50 patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia had neither a psychology nor medical license to pass such diagnosis. After several tests, Shawn Blazsek gladly received the news he was, in fact, perfectly fine.
The plaintiffs are now suing the Toledo clinic’s director and its owner for $1 million each. Some of the wrongfully diagnosed patients have already been informed about the latest development and were reassured they do not suffer from any of the aforementioned affections, while other are still awaiting confirmation.
However, the damage has already been done. Some have sold their possessions, settled their last issues on Earth, or went on trips for the last time with their family and closest acquaintances. Unfortunately, one patient even killed himself after learning of his condition.
At the moment. however, lawyers on both sides refuse to give out statements and reporters are unsure if the practitioners would be charged with criminal offenses. Up to this point, there are approximately 50 people who have learned about their wrongful diagnosis, out of which 30 already added their names to the lawsuits filed against the Toledo clinic last month. Officials say there could be even more patients out there who have not yet been briefed about the latest developments.
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