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Woman claims negligent care led to her suffering paralysis

| Feb 6, 2012 | Surgical Errors

It is very important for medical professionals and hospitals to act properly when it comes to providing a patient with care after a surgery. When a medical professional or hospital provides a patient with negligent post-surgical care, it can cause great harm to the patient. For example, medical negligence regarding post-surgical care can sometimes result in a patient suffering paralysis. No patient should have to suffer paralysis because a medical professional or hospital acted negligently.

Recently, a medical malpractice case has arisen in Louisiana involving allegations of the above-mentioned type of medical negligence. The case involves a woman who reportedly underwent a surgery at a hospital in Louisiana. Reportedly, the surgery was on the woman’s back and neck.

The woman alleges that the hospital provided her with negligent care during and after this surgery. The woman claims that she became paralyzed as a result of the alleged negligence.

A medical malpractice lawsuit has been brought in a court in Louisiana by the woman and her husband against the hospital in connection to these allegations. In their lawsuit, the woman and her husband reportedly are seeking damages. One wonders what will happen in this medical malpractice case and how it will ultimately be resolved.

As the allegations in this medical malpractice case underscore, patients can suffer great harm when medical professionals or hospitals act negligently in connection to post-surgical care. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals and hospitals are held accountable when they fail to act properly while providing a patient with care after a surgical procedure.

Source: The Louisiana Record, “Lawsuit brought against Tulane Medical Center for woman’s paralysis,” Kyle Barnett, Feb. 6, 2012


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