A lot of trust is placed in medical professionals when they perform a surgical procedure on a patient. It is very important for medical professionals to live up to this trust and act properly when it comes to the surgical care of patients. If a medical professional commits negligence in connection to a surgery, it can result in harmful surgical errors occurring.
Recently, a case involving allegations of surgical negligence has arisen in Louisiana. The case involves a man and a hip replacement surgery he reportedly underwent. The man reportedly underwent this surgery in February 2008.
The man has alleged that the doctor who performed this surgery made an error during the procedure. Specifically, the man claims that the doctor inserted the hip replacement too deep. According to the man, this alleged surgical error caused his right leg to become shortened.
The man further claims that the doctor did not tell him of the mistake after the surgery.
A lawsuit has been brought in a court in Louisiana by the man against the above-mentioned doctor in connection to these allegations. Reportedly, the man is asking for damages in this lawsuit. One wonders what will happen in this case and how it will ultimately be resolved.
No patient should have to experience negligence at the hands of a medical professional providing them with surgical care. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals make sure to not act negligently when providing care in connection to a surgery. One also hopes that medical professionals are held accountable when they commit surgical negligence and such negligence results in a patient suffering harm.
Source: The Louisiana Record, "Hip replacement surgery suit filed by man claiming his leg was shortened," Kyle Barnett, Aug. 15, 2012
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