It is very important for medical professionals to not engage in negligence when evaluating patients and deciding what treatment to provide patients. Such negligence can result in patients suffering serious harms. One harm such negligence can lead to is a patient undergoing an unnecessary surgery.
Recently, a medical malpractice case has arisen in Illinois involving allegations of the above-mentioned type of medical negligence. The case involves a man who received care from a doctor in regards to his foot in November 2010.
According to the man, the doctor acted negligently in connection to this care. Specifically, the man claims that the doctor: failed to evaluate him properly, ignored the advice of an infectious disease specialist and performed a transdermal amputation on the man's foot that was not recommended.
The man alleges that the amputation the doctor performed was unnecessary and that having the unnecessary amputation performed on him has caused him a variety of harms.
A medical malpractice lawsuit has been brought in a court in Illinois by the man against the doctor in connection to the above allegations. It has been reported that damages are being sought in this lawsuit.
As the allegations in this medical malpractice case underscore, medical negligence can be very harmful to patients. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals make sure to act properly when providing care to patients. One also hopes that medical professionals are held accountable when they commit negligence when providing care and such negligence results in a patient suffering harm.
Source: The Madison/St. Clair Record, "Foot amputated unnecessarily, suit claims," Kelly Holleran, Dec. 6, 2012
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