When we enter the hospital for surgery we trust that our doctor will take proper care of us and not cause us further harm. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened, according to a patient. The man was allegedly harmed because of negligence that occurred during a medical procedure. The man has filed a lawsuit in Cook County against Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical center and a doctor for medical malpractice. The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $50,000 and a jury trial.
The patient in this case was undergoing surgery for a cervical decompression and fusion when the proper procedures were not followed and the man was seriously hurt. The lawsuit indicates that the doctor filed to exercise the standard of care in medical care and treatment. The botched procedure caused him serious and permanent injuries. Mistakes made in hospitals and other medical facilities are among the leading causes of death in the United States.
Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion
An anterior cervical decompression and fusion, ACDF, is a surgical procedure that is completed by a spine surgeon. The surgery, also commonly called laser spine surgery, is done to improve cervical stability. It may be done to repair a herniated disc, bone spur, fracture, or improve degenerative disc disease. The procedure restores the collapsed disc to the proper height. It is performed using lasers from the front of the neck. In this case, the patient alleges that that the doctor did not use the proper technique, therefore causing further damage and pain.
The lawsuit states that the doctors and hospital were negligent by not providing proper care and by making mistakes during surgery. Doctors are held to a high standard of care. They are supposed to take proper care to ensure that their patients are treated properly. Instead, the man in this case suffered serious injuries because of the negligent acts of the medical team. The doctor in this case is accused of medical malpractice by being negligent in his actions. Spinal injuries are some of the most painful and serious and can be permanently disabling.
When a mistake happens during surgery the patient could suffer serious and debilitating injuries. Sometimes a mistake can be corrected with additional surgery or treatment. However, the patient should not have to endure the pain, suffering, and financial setback due to a medical error. The cost of correcting or otherwise treating the problem can be astronomical. The effects of the damage could last a lifetime. The victim of medical malpractice is entitled to receive compensation to cover these medical costs as well a money for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. If further care and treatment is required the payment should cover those expenses as well.
When a medical error occurs, the victim or family should speak with a qualified attorney to learn more about the options available. In this case, the man has filed a lawsuit to seek reimbursement for the damages caused by medical malpractice. If you or a family member was injured because of the mistake of a doctor, contact Levin & Perconti for a consultation.
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