Medical Malpractice Suit Alleges Negligence Led To Leg Amputation

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On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Texas Lawyer for Doctor Error on Monday, March 14, 2016.

Despite the high expectations Texas residents typically have for medical professionals to solve medical problems and not create them, doctor errors or negligence sometimes have devastating consequences. A doctor and the hospital he is associated with are named as defendants in a medical malpractice lawsuit that was filed by a man in another state. He alleges that negligence led to a misdiagnosis that ultimately resulted in the amputation of his leg.

Court documents show that the plaintiff was examined by the doctor when he visited the medical facility last September with a problem in his right leg. He alleges the doctor failed to perform the neurovascular examination that qualified doctors would ordinarily perform under similar circumstances. The plaintiff contends he was discharged without the proper evaluation of the cause of the problem.

The complaint alleges that the subsequent amputation of the plaintiff’s leg was a direct result of the doctor’s negligence. It further claims that the hospital failed to ensure that the physician performed the necessary examinations before discharging the patient. The plaintiff claims to be living with continuous pain and the inability to enjoy life or live a normal life. Furthermore, he says medical costs are continuing, and his incapacity to earn is causing ongoing loss of income.

The plaintiff is seeking $50,000 from each of the defendants along with legal fees. Navigation of a medical malpractice lawsuit is typically a challenging task, and, for this reason, Texas victims of medical negligence often seek the help of an experienced attorney.  Serving residents across Texas from their Houston law offices, the medical negligence lawyers at Hastings Law Firm are dedicated to getting justice for victims of medical injuries. Medical records and other information may be easier obtained by trained professionals who can use that information to establish negligence while pursuing financial relief for a client’s documented claims.

Source: madisonrecord.com, “Patient accuses HSHS Medical Group of negligent health care”, Molly English-Bowers, March 11, 2016

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