It is very important for medical professionals to not commit negligence when providing surgical care to a patient. Such negligence can result in a surgical error occurring. An example of a surgical error that can sometimes occur when a medical professional acts negligently during a surgery is a piece of medical equipment being mistakenly left behind in a patient. Such an error can be very harmful to a patient.
Recently, a medical malpractice case has arisen in West Virginia involving an alleged left-behind object. The case involves a woman who reportedly underwent a hysterectomy in December of 2009.
The woman alleges that the doctor who performed this surgery acted negligently during the procedure. According to the woman, this alleged negligence resulted in a piece of medical equipment (a modified bulb syringe) mistakenly being left behind inside of her.
The woman has brought a medical malpractice lawsuit against the above-mentioned doctor in a court in West Virginia in connection to the above allegations. It has been reported that the woman is asking for compensatory damages in this lawsuit. One wonders what will ultimately happen in this medical malpractice case.
No patient should have to be subjected to having a piece of medical equipment negligently left behind inside of him or her. Such negligence can result in a patient suffering a great deal of harm. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals make sure to act properly when providing a patient with surgical care and to not commit negligence like that alleged in the medical malpractice case discussed above.
Source: The West Virginia Record, “Woman accuses Huntington doctor of negligence,” Kyla Asbury, Jan. 18, 2012