Hospitals are places where we expect to be treated for our medical problems. Sometimes, however, hospitals fall short of providing proper care and may even provide negligent care that causes serious injuries. A man filed a lawsuit in Cook County against a medical facility claiming that he suffered serious injuries including dysphasia as a result of their negligence. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County against Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Suburban Orthopaedics Ltd., and a doctor stating they were negligent.
Dysphasia is a medical condition that impairs speech, listening, writing, and thinking. It generally occurs when there is damage to the left side of the brain which is responsible for communication, comprehension, and thinking. It may happen when there is a serious injury to the brain or when the blood supply is interrupted such as happens with a stroke. Those suffering from dysphasia may recover over time to an extent, depending on the severity of the injury.
Medical negligence occurs when a doctor or other medical professional makes a mistake that causes harm to a patient. The doctor may do something wrong or may fail to do something that should have been done to prevent an injury. In this instance, the man claims that he suffered injuries because the doctors and medical staff failed to perform surgery properly. The surgical error caused serious and lasting injuries to the man. The man states that the surgery was inappropriate and the doctor did not evaluate his medical condition before the procedure was performed.
Mistakes during or after surgery are quite common. One of the most problematic occurrences is when the doctor did not properly diagnose the condition or failed to do the testing needed to ensure a successful result. While surgery may be appropriate in many cases, sometimes the patient is not a good candidate. In these situations, surgery may be too risky and the doctor should discuss the options and potential risks before moving ahead with the procedure.
Mistakes made during surgery, making an improper diagnosis, and failing to properly evaluate a patient are all examples of medical negligence. Doctors are held to a high standard of care and are required to use their knowledge, education, and experience to provide adequate care to their patients. Medical mistakes are now the third most common cause of death in the United States. This includes mistakes made in diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and medications.
Medical Negligence Lawsuit
In this case, the man made at least a partial recovery, although he suffered long-term injuries. His medical care and future treatment will be expensive and should be recompensed by the responsible doctor. In situations where medical negligence was the cause of a serious or life-threatening injury, the victim may be entitled to money for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and loss of enjoyment of life, among other things. If you or a family member were hurt due to medical negligence, call the experienced attorneys at Levin & Perconti to learn more.
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