Levin & Perconti has been hired to represent the family of a child who was seriously hurt while receiving medical care. The lawsuit states that the medical staff did not provide adequate treatment to the boy’s arm, which was injured due to an improper infusion. The lawsuit was filed against the hospitals, Amita Health Adventist Medical Center, Hinsdale Hospital, and two nurses alleging negligent medical care. The lawsuit seeks damages of more than $50,000.
Improper Infusion Treatment
Infusion treatment, also known as infusion therapy, is the administration of medication intravenously. This is sometimes required when medication cannot be taken orally or when immediate medication is necessary. In this case, the boy suffered severe injuries to his arm that included a burn, as the result of an error with the infusion treatment. As a result of the mistake, the boy’s arm was burned. Additionally, the injury was not adequately treated after it happened.
Intravenous Line Mistakes
A mistake with an intravenous line causes the substance to be improperly placed under the skin rather than into the vein. Not only does the patient experience medical problems as a result, but at the same time they are not receiving the proper medication through their line. Errors of this type are very serious and could even result in the death of the patient.
Negligent Care Received
Medical professionals are expected to provide a high level of care to all patients. In this instance, the nurses failed to perform the necessary steps to ensure that an injury would not occur and they also did not provide proper assessment or care to the burn that resulted. Negligent care is also called medical malpractice. Negligence happens when the professional makes a mistake or fails to do something that is required for proper treatment.
Burn injuries are often quite serious. Burns may occur when the intravenous line is not properly placed. The liquid then enters the patient’s arm improperly and can damage the entire area. The burns may lead to damaged nerves, skin, and tendons. In the most severe cases, skin grafting may be necessary to repair the damaged skin. In all but the most mild burn cases, scarring occurs and may never completely go away. Injuries of this type are also often extremely painful and require immediate an ongoing care.
Inadequate Care and Supervision
The nurses in this case allegedly did not provide proper care to the boy. After an intravenous line is inserted the nurse must make certain that it is properly placed and that the medication is being directed into the vein as it should. Medical staff must take steps necessary to ensure that the patient is receiving the medication intravenously as he should. In this instance, the nurses apparently did not notice that the line was improperly placed and therefore they allowed the boy to suffer injuries as a result.
If you were seriously injured due to the mistake of a doctor or nurse, contact the experienced lawyers at Levin & Perconti to get the compensation you deserve.
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