On behalf of Hastings Law Firm P.C. posted in Doctor Errors on Monday, July 13, 2015.

Texas residents who consult with medical professionals naturally expect to receive care that resolves their medical issues. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and many medical malpractice lawsuits result from the negligence of doctors and/or nurses. A woman in another state recently filed a lawsuit after her medical condition deteriorated rather than improved after medical treatment.

A health group and a nurse are named as defendants in the lawsuit. According to the complaint, the plaintiff was under the care of the defendants during 2013 and part of 2014. She asserts that an intravenous drug, called Gamunex-C, was administered by the nurse in Feb. 2014. Upon infusion of the medication a month later, the patient reportedly experienced severe side effects. She claims to have suffered a drop in blood pressure, headaches and neurological problems; furthermore, she allegedly lost her appetite and started vomiting blood.

The plaintiff is said to have reported to the hospital the following day, at which time she was diagnosed with an overdose of Gamunex-C. The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide adequate medical care and negligently failed to monitor the administration of medication. She also accuses the defendants of failure to address her complaints. She seeks an unspecified amount of monetary damages, including medical expenses, mental anguish and physical pain.

Whenever a resident of Texas suffers the consequences of seemingly negligent medical care, he or she may benefit from discussing the matter with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. A lawyer can help assess the circumstances and determine whether there is a viable claim. Legal professionals who focus on medical malpractice claims are typically able to gather and review medical records and other relevant evidence. With sufficient documentation to prove medical negligence, a case can be prepared and presented to a civil court.

Source: louisianarecord.com, “Nurse, employer sued for allegedly giving patient overdose”, Kyle Barnett, July 10, 2015

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