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Settlement reached in surgical negligence case

| Apr 25, 2012 | Surgical Errors

Patients can suffer serious injuries when medical professionals act negligently while providing care in connection to surgical procedures. Such injuries can have significant impacts on a patient’s life. No patient should have to suffer harm because a medical professional failed to act properly. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals to make sure to not commit negligence when it comes to surgical care provided to patients.

Recently, a settlement was reached in a medical malpractice case from Illinois that involved allegations of surgery-related negligence. The case involved a woman who reportedly underwent a surgical procedure in November 2002. Reportedly, a neurosurgeon was supervising this surgery.

The woman claimed that this neurosurgeon acted negligently during the surgery. According to the woman, this alleged surgical negligence resulted in her suffering permanent nerve damage.

The woman brought a medical malpractice lawsuit in a court in Illinois against the neurosurgeon in connection to the above allegations. As we mentioned above, this lawsuit was recently settled. Reportedly, this case was in the trial stage when this settlement was reached. The exact details of this settlement have not been released to the public.

As the allegations that were made in this recently settled medical malpractice case underscore, surgery-related negligence can be very harmful to patients. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals are held accountable when they engage in conduct like that which was alleged in this case. One also hopes that all medical professionals make sure to act properly when providing care in connection to a surgery.

Source: The Madison/St. Clair Record, “Med mal trial involving Belleville neurosurgeon settles,” Christina Stueve, April 24, 2012

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