For many people, the doctors they see are strangers. Even if they visit the same physician for checkups, they likely do not know these individuals on a personal level. Still, whenever a serious medical issue arises, patients must put their trust in these medical professionals. Unfortunately, hospital negligence is not uncommon and that trust can quickly be lost when patients suffer unnecessary harm.
New Jersey readers may be interested in such a situation that took place in another state. Recent reports indicated that one man has filed a lawsuit against a hospital due to negligence. The man had undergone a knee replacement surgery, and after the operation, he was experiencing constipation. As a result, a nurse administered an enema, presumably intended to help his condition. However, the man told the nurse that the procedure was causing him pain and asked her to stop.
The procedure apparently caused internal trauma to the man, and that trauma was not treated for several days. The man had to undergo surgery to address the harm caused, and he also developed a life-threatening case of gangrene. The man underwent multiple operations, and he must now carry a colostomy bag due to the damage caused by the enema. The man's legal claim alleges that the nurse caused the man's injuries and that other staff members were negligent in their treatment of his condition.
Hospital negligence can leave a person's life changed forever. If New Jersey residents have faced detrimental outcomes due to mistakes on the part of medical professionals, they may wish to determine whether legal action may suit their circumstances. Obtaining information on medical malpractice claims may help them determine their most viable options.