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Hospital negligence could lead to unnecessary surgery

Many individuals have heard horror stories relating to medical procedures and mistakes. Unfortunately, numerous patients are the victims of such mistakes, and they can suffer substantially negative results due to those errors. When hospital negligence causes such outcomes, individuals may wish to determine whether taking legal action against the hospital and staff members may be warranted.

New Jersey residents may be interested in one out-of-state woman's case. Reports indicated that the woman had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and as a result, surgery was performed in order to remove part of her pancreas and other organs. However, the woman later learned that she did not have cancer in the first place and that the surgery and organ removal was unnecessary.

She became aware of a whistleblower lawsuit against the hospital in which a doctor stated that another staff member misdiagnosed a patient with cancer and moved forward with unnecessary procedures. The woman believed that she was the patient referenced in this lawsuit. As a result, the woman has filed a legal claim of her own against the hospital in hopes of seeking compensation.

Hospital negligence can be the start of a slippery slope that leads to a patient suffering unnecessarily. If New Jersey residents have faced similar circumstances, they may wish to explore their legal options. If the conditions of their situations warrant such actions, filing medical malpractice claims could be in their best interests. Speaking with knowledgeable attorneys may allow them to find out more information on how to potentially address such wrongdoing.

Source: kshb.com, "Lawsuit: KU Health System doctor misdiagnosed patient, removed parts of organs", Jessica McMaster, Aug. 11, 2017

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