Malpractice Lawsuit Filed After Surgical Error

Ultimate Pasadena News reported earlier this week on a new malpractice lawsuit filed by a woman against a hospital and nurse who treated her following a hospital stay. The lawsuit was filed because the victim claims that the poor medical care caused her injury. The plaintiff victim is alleging that she received damaging care at the Patients Medical Center Hospital. Specifically, she alleges that there was a problem with the administration of an IV into her harm.

The woman entered the facility in January of this year with pain in her right side of her body and face. In the course of treatment the nurse inserted an 18-guage IV into the victim’s left wrist. However, there were problems with the IV shortly after the insertion. The injured woman’s wrist started to swell which eventually had to be surgically corrected to release the pressure and swelling. The procedure is known as a fasciotomy, and the plaintiff alleges that it left her permanently injured.

Surgical errors are a common form of medical malpractice. Patients are often at risk for complications when their surgeons and nurses make mistakes when performing these risky operations. All patients should be guaranteed a basic level of care when they submit to the surgery.

Our Chicago malpractice lawyers at Levin & Perconti work each day with victims like the woman here. It is vital that all medical professionals be held to the same standard of reasonable care required upon all professions. Please contact our malpractice attorneys if you or a loved one has been hurt by the actions of negligent hospitals, doctors, or other medical employees.

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