Hundreds of thousands of medical patients seek treatment and care in Texas hospitals and others throughout the nation each year. When the treatment provided falls short of accepted medical care standards, the results are often disastrous. One such incident occurred in another state that has led to a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The situation involves a woman who underwent medical treatment that required a catheter to be inserted inside her body. The claim she recently filed states the catheter was improperly placed and staff members failed to notice their own mistake. The woman apparently suffered severe vascular and internal injuries.
She has requested a trial by jury and is seeking $50,000 in damages plus court costs. It is believed her injuries were entirely preventable and were caused by the negligence of those who provided substandard care. Typically, third party testimony is often crucial toward successful outcomes in such cases, which can be enlisted to confirm severity of injuries, as well as probable cause.
While many patients receive adequate care in Texas hospitals, others suffer serious injuries and illnesses caused by medical malpractice. It is only right that those injured be awarded compensation for damages in light of the suffering they've endured. A first logical step to take to seek full recovery for one's losses is to contact an attorney for assistance in filing a personal injury claim. An experienced lawyer can launch an immediate investigation to gather evidence to substantiate a claim and determine the maximum amount of compensation that may be available in a particular situation.
Source: madisonrecord.com, "Medical malpractice suit alleges misplaced catheter", Michael Abella, Nov. 17, 2016