A new lawsuit alleging improper care during a gynecological treatment has led to a new lawsuit reports The Cayman News.
A woman is claiming that she suffered second and third degree burns following a procedure intended eliminate fibroids and thin the uterine wall. A few years ago the victim agreed to an endometrial ablation because she was experiencing pain in the uterus. During the procedure the doctor uses a wand filled with saline solution heated to 195 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat of the solution is intended to burn off the problematic areas of the uterine lining. Normally a sheath around the wand prevents the very hot liquid from seeping out and causing damage to the patient.
However, in this case, the procedure did not go to plan. The lawsuit claims that the doctor did not exercise proper care when completing the treatment. The medical provider ignored warning signs on the medical equipment and even removed the wand while the burning solution was still being released. The doctor admitted to not reading the manual that came with the machine and blamed the nurses for the harm caused during the problematic procedure. Because of the negligent care, the patient was severely burned during the visit causing extreme disruption for all her family while dealing with the painful blisters.
Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers at Levin & Perconti are committed to fighting for the rights of victims like the patient in this case. Too often when harmful doctor errors are committed, the reaction is simply to cover up the error or blame others. That type of denial only serves to further injury the victim and prohibits changes from being made that could prevent future mistakes. The best way to ensure that others do not fall victim to the same hospital mistake is to hold the negligent medical professionals accountable for the quality of care they provide.