On behalf of Hastings Law Firm P.C. posted in Hospital Negligence on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.
It is common for Texas residents to be apprehensive when they are scheduled for surgery, only because there are so many unknowns and what-ifs. The same likely goes for people in other states. Unfortunately, those anxieties sometimes become realities. One such incident in another state led to a recent hospital negligence lawsuit being filed against a medical center, a hospital group and a registered nurse. Along with several doctors, Renal Services of America Inc. was named as respondents in discovery.
This lawsuit was filed by another medical professional who underwent a colorectal surgical procedure at the defendant’s facility in Jan. 2014. According to court documents, the defendants allegedly failed to monitor his post-surgical condition in the proper manner. The plaintiff alleges the negligent care he received led to cardiac arrest only two days after the surgery.
The plaintiff claims to have been left with injuries that have a permanent impact on the normal affairs of his day-to-day life. He is seeking a trial by jury and an amount exceeding $50,000 in damages. A claim such as this one underscores the fact that, in some cases, hospitals can cause more problems than what they seek to cure.
When a person in Texas believes that hospital negligence has caused additional medical treatment and long-term physical and psychological consequences, he or she may have a viable claim against the medical facility and some of its staff members. A consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney may clarify viability of such a lawsuit. In addition to investigating alleged negligence, a lawyer can provide guidance throughout the navigation of the complicated legal proceedings that may follow.
Source: cookcountyrecord.com, “Doctor accuses Loyola University Medical Center, Trinity Health of malpractice”, Robert Hadley, Dec. 3, 2015