Medical negligence is one of the leading causes of injury and death in the state of New York and across the country. Although the majority of doctors in the United States are well-trained and highly skilled professionals, doctor errors still happen. While great progress has been made in medical technology and safety regulations, when humans are involved mistakes will occur.
Recently, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit after alleged negligence led to a triple amputation. According to the lawsuit, the woman was admitted to the defendant’s clinic and underwent colorectal surgery. The lawsuit says that the woman was discharged after the surgery but experienced complications.
The woman allegedly became septic and was later found to have contracted gangrene. The lawsuit claims that the plaintiff had to have a triple amputation due to the infection. The plaintiff says that the infection and her amputation was caused by the defendant’s negligent care. The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages as well as attorney fees and court costs.
Unfortunately, when errors or mistakes occur during a medical procedure, the patient ultimately suffers the consequences. All health care providers have an obligation to provide acceptable and adequate care to patients. Fortunately, New York residents have options at their disposal to fight back against negligent care. Those who have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of doctor errors have the right to pursue legal action and file a lawsuit. A successful lawsuit could result in much-needed financial relief to aid victims and families during this difficult experience.
Source: louisianarecord.com, “Woman says doctors’ negligence led to triple amputation“, Carrie Bradon, April 17, 2018