Many Pennsylvania residents make a visit to local medical centers every day in order to receive medical care for their health issues. Many times, the care they receive is professional and their issues are resolved. However, when this does not occur, serious injury can sometimes result due to a medical professional’s negligence and the victim in this case typically seeks to file a medical malpractice suit against the negligent party or parties.
An out of state patient and her husband recently alleged that she had suffered medical malpractice and decided to sue the doctors involved in her treatment and, additionally, the health care centers where the alleged malpractice occurred. The woman alleges that one of these physicians mistreated her. This lawsuit was filed in the latter part of August.
She alleges that, due to being under the negligent care of the physician in question and, additionally, other doctors and medical groups, medical malpractice occurred. According to her complaint, the woman’s arms sustained severe and permanent injury, including a nerve which was injured. This led to pain and weakness as well in the patient’s hands. According to the suit, the woman alleges that these injuries occurred while she was undergoing the procedure for a total knee replacement. She alleges that the doctors, hospitals and medical groups were negligent in that they failed to give her due proper care and they also failed to secure her during the time she underwent the procedure.
When a patient in Pennsylvania suffers a serious injury that might have resulted from his or her health care professional’s negligence, the victim typically seeks to file a medical malpractice suit against the negligent party or parties, such as the hospital the professional was employed by. When successfully filed, this type of claim can sometimes result in a monetary judgment. This judgement can help soften some of the costs that are typically associated with these kinds of injuries. A victim often begins this process by consulting an experienced personal injury attorney to assess the validity of his or her claim.
Source: cookcountyrecord.com, “Cook County patient sues doctor, medical facilities, alleging malpractice“, Kevin Shepke, Sept. 2, 2015