Undergoing surgery is nerve-wracking enough without having to worry about the competency of the medical staff. Of course, not every medical professional acts in the appropriate manner, and serious issues could result if a procedure is not completed correctly or follow-up treatment is not conducted. Many individuals can suffer from infection or other severe problems due to negligence on the part of medical professionals.
New Jersey residents may be interested in one out-of-state woman's case for medical malpractice that is currently underway. Reports stated that the woman had a non-cancerous tumor on her brain that her doctor indicated should be removed through a surgical procedure. As part of the operation, the woman had part of her skull removed, and in order to replace that portion of the skull, a titanium mesh and screws were put in place.
The woman later developed an infection at the area of her incision, to which the doctor did not properly attend. As a result, the woman needed an extended course of antibiotics. Additionally, months later, the woman experienced more issues and had to undergo another surgery in order to remove the titanium mesh. However, the mesh had adhered to part of her membrane, and after its removal, she suffered blood loss, which caused a stroke and other severe repercussions. She filed a lawsuit against the hospital in hopes of gaining $6 million in compensation.
Suffering severe injuries due to the errors of doctors or other medical staff can leave an individual feeling at a loss. Because many outcomes of negligence and other medical malpractice lead to physical, mental and financial strain, pursuing compensation is not uncommon. New Jersey residents who have suffered infection or other negative results may wish to consider taking legal action of their own.
Source: kcrg.com, "Woman asking for $6 million in medical malpractice claim against UIHC", June 2, 2017