We trust that our doctors and other medical professionals will always give us the best of care and will provide us with the correct medications to treat our ailment. In one recent situation this was not the case. A woman has filed a lawsuit against a doctor and health care provider alleging that they were negligent in their care and treatment. The lawsuit is seeking damages of more than $50,000 as well as legal fees. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor is negligent in providing care to a patient.
Avascular necrosis is a disorder of the bones caused when there is a lack of blood flow. A reduced blood flow reduces the oxygen to the bone tissues and they begin to die. This can happen when there is a bone fracture or break. Avascular necrosis, also known as osteonecrosis, causes small breaks that lead to the eventual collapse of the bone and most commonly affects middle-aged people. It can also be caused by the use of some medications. In this case, the woman indicates that the doctor’s negligence caused her to suffer avascular necrosis in her right hip.
Surgery Was Necessary
The treatment of avascular necrosis may require surgery, particularly when it is advanced or when other treatments such as medications do not work. Different types of surgery include core decompression, bone grafting, bone reshaping, and join replacement. The type of surgery needed depends on the condition of the bone and the location. It is estimated that about 10% of hip replacement surgeries are done to treat advanced ostenonecrosis. In this case the lawsuit states that the woman’s right hip required treatment that included surgery.
Doctors are required to provide patients with care based on their medical education, knowledge, and experience. When they fail to provide proper care they are likely negligent. Negligence may include doing something wrong, making a mistake, and failing to do something that should have been done. When a medical mistake is made it could have a significant impact to health and could even cause death. According to the information provided in this lawsuit, the doctor did not properly prescribe medication which directly led to the severe medical problem.
When someone is seriously injured because of the negligence of a doctor, they may want to seek justice. Medical treatments are expensive and the negligent doctor should be held accountable for the repayment of all costs associated with the injury. The woman in this case is seeking compensation for medical expenses and any other damages that were suffered as a result of the injury. This may include money for lost wages, legal expenses, and if the injury is serious it could have caused a permanent disability. Additional money may be required to help pay for the ongoing care required for a permanent injury as well as to cover living expenses if a person is no longer able to work. If you or a loved one were injured because of medical malpractice contact the skilled legal team at Levin & Perconti to schedule a consultation.
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