On behalf of Hastings Law Firm P.C. posted in Doctor Errors on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.
Texas residents whose physical conditions require them to undergo physical therapy treatments will naturally expect the treatments to provide relief of pain and improved mobility. Unfortunately, in some cases, negligent therapists may fail to follow accepted standards of care. This may cause a weakened state of the patient’s health and may even lead to a medical malpractice lawsuit.
A woman in another state recently filed such a lawsuit against a physical therapy clinic and a therapist, alleging negligence. According to the complaint, the plaintiff visited the facility when she experienced foot and back pain in 2013. She contends that the therapist was made aware of her osteopenia history. Osteopenia is an early sign of the low mineral density of bones that causes bone loss and could develop into osteoporosis.
The plaintiff alleges that the physical therapist disregarded this information and proceeded with dangerous treatment. This included spinal compression and the application of physical pressure to the plaintiff’s spine. The lawsuit alleges that this inappropriate treatment caused a compression fracture or the development of a symptomatic fracture from a pre-existing asymptomatic fracture.
According to the complaint, her condition after the physical therapy treatment required surgery and additional medical expenses. She seeks a monetary judgment in excess of $50,000. Any Texas resident who believes that his or her medical condition was jeopardized by the negligence of medical professionals may pursue financial aid in a similar manner. With evidence of negligence and documented details of financial losses, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed in a civil court.
Source: cookcountyrecord.com, “Patient sues therapy clinic, therapist, alleging negligence, malpractice”, Robbie Hargett, Sept. 28, 2015