When medical professionals make a mistake, it can have devastating outcomes for the patient. In some cases, the effects can be permanent or cause the need for additional medical procedures. If hospital negligence has such results, negatively affected patients may have reason to seek compensation through lawsuits.
New Jersey readers may be interested in such a lawsuit that was recently filed in another state. Reports stated that a man had gone to a hospital in order to undergo surgery for an undisclosed medical issue. As part of the operation, the man needed to have an anesthetic injected into the area. However, the man claims that the medical staff improperly injected the anesthetic agent directly into his sciatic nerve. As a result, the man claims to have suffered a traumatic injury that has caused loss of neurological and motor functions in one of his legs as well as pain and suffering.
The man believes that the medical staff acted negligently by failing to supervise a resident anesthesiologist while performing the injection. Additionally, he claims that they did not properly provide warning of the risks of the procedure and did not immediately realize that the injection was not carried out properly. He is hoping that his legal claim will prove successful and allow him to obtain over $50,000 in compensation.
When hospital negligence leads to such harrowing outcomes, it can cause both physical and emotional turmoil for patients. If New Jersey residents have suffered serious harm due to medical mistakes, they may wish to consider their legal options. Filing medical malpractice claims may help them seek compensation for allowable damages.