Surgery-related negligence can be very harmful to patients. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals and medical facilities make sure to not act negligently when providing a patient with care in relation to a surgery.
Recently, a case involving the above-mentioned type of medical negligence has arisen in California. The case involves a woman who underwent a surgery at a hospital in California in August. The surgery in question was a hysterectomy. The surgery reportedly was an elective one.
According to the woman, her colon was perforated during the procedure. The woman alleges that the perforation was not detected in a timely manner and that proper actions were not taken when she started to display signs of infection after the procedure. The woman claims that these alleged negligent failures by the hospital and medical professionals led to her having to have portions of her legs and arms amputated.
A medical malpractice lawsuit has been brought by the woman in connection to these allegations. The lawsuit names eight doctors and the above-mentioned hospital as defendants. According to the article on the Daily Breeze’s website which reported this story, damages are being sought in this lawsuit. One wonders what will happen in this medical malpractice case and how it will ultimately be resolved.
As the allegations in this case underscore, surgery-related negligence can cause a great deal of harm to patients. One hopes medical professionals and medical facilities are held accountable when they commit harmful surgery-related negligence. No patient should have to suffer harm because a medical professional or medical facility failed to act properly.
Source: The Daily Breeze, “South Bay woman sues doctors after post-surgery infection leads to loss of arms, legs,” Larry Altman, Dec. 18, 2012