One of the ways medical professionals sometimes administer medications to patients is through injections. It is very important for medical professionals to act properly when administering medications via injection. Injection-related negligence by nurses or other medical professionals can cause a great deal of harm to patients.
Recently, a case has arisen involving allegations of injection-related negligence. The case involves a man who received care at the emergency room of a medical center in Texas in October 2010. According to the man, during this care, he received an injection of the medications Demerol and Zofran. Reportedly, the injection was done on the man’s right hip and was performed by a nurse.
The man alleges that the nurse failed to act properly in connection to the injection and that this alleged failure resulted in the nurse injecting at least one nerve. According to the man, this caused an injury to his sciatic nerve.
A medical malpractice lawsuit has been brought by the man in a court in Texas against the above-mentioned nurse and the above-mentioned medical center in connection to these allegations. It has been reported that this lawsuit is asking for damages. One wonders what will happen in this case and how it will ultimately be resolved.
As the allegations in this medical malpractice case underscore, injection-related negligence can be very harmful. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals are held accountable when they engage in negligence like that alleged in this case. No patient should have to suffer harm because a medical professional failed to act properly.
Source: The Southeast Texas Record, “Medical center, nurse sued for injuring man’s nerve with injection,” David Yates, Jan. 4, 2013