The West Virginia Record published a story at the end of this week regarding another medical malpractice case.
Diana Boerke sought medical care at the St. Mary’s Medical Center to treat a pelvic prolapse. The painful problem occurs with the weakening of the pelvic muscles that allows the pelvic organs to slip out of place. The problem occurs only in woman and requires close care to ensure that no more serious complications arise.
Mrs. Boerke’s physician, Dr. Mitchel E. Nutt told her that she needed to implant a medical device as part of her treatment, specifically a Ugytex polypropylene mesh, a component of the Avaulta Anterior and Posterior BioSynthetic Support Systems. The device is made by well-known manufacturer C.R. Bard.
Unfortunately for Mrs. Boerke, however, the newly implanted medical device caused her much more harm than good. As the complaint she filed in the malpractice lawsuit indicates, she has suffered severe physical pain from the accident. Since the implant, Mrs. Boerke has suffered the loss of her pelvic organ system as well as severe deformity of that part of her body. All of this does not even include the mental and emotional toll that she and her family has endured throughout this medical nightmare.
Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers at Levin & Perconti are experienced in fighting for the rights of those harmed by the medical devices that were supposed to help them. Medical devices come in all shapes and sizes and are used to treat a wide range of medical problems and ailments. However, their use is a delicate process that involves precision and skill to implant. Any time a foreign object is used on the human body, it may lead to severe complications when not properly inserted or maintained. That is why all patients should remain vigilant to their symptoms to ensure that they catch problematic medical devices as soon as possible.
No patient should have their health worsen because of devices that are supposed to improve their health. If you or someone you know has been a victim of this type of medical malpractice, please contact a medical malpractice attorney to better understand your legal rights.