Texas Patient Claims Medical Malpractice After Paralyzing Surgery

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On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Doctor Errors on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

With careful and cautious care, a patient’s pre-existing condition does not necessarily have to affect his or her overall health while receiving treatment from a medical facility. However, to avoid further damage, medical professionals must be aware of the condition and evaluate planned treatments. According to one Texas woman, a rehabilitation center practiced medical malpractice when it ignored how her pre-existing condition would impact the results of her treatment. If you or a family member have fallen victim to surgical malpractice, don’t hesitate to contact one of the most expert attorneys specializing in medical mistakes in Houston to guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit.

In Nov. 2012, the woman experienced chest pain and trouble breathing, leading to two brief hospitalizations. After the third visit with significantly worse pain, the hospital admitted the patient and then transferred her to a rehabilitation facility. At the rehab hospital, she was placed on a physical therapy routine for the ongoing symptoms with which she had been struggling.

Unfortunately, the woman suffered from a condition called osteogenesis imperfecta. As such, she was particularly susceptible to fractures. The lack of evaluation of her condition in relation to the physical therapy that she was subjected to allegedly led to serious complications. According to her claim, her complications culminated in the need for an emergency surgery on her spine for a compression fracture. Ultimately, she was left paralyzed.

In the medical malpractice that she has since filed, the victim has cited damages of both mental and physical pain as well as related medical bills. These are damages common to malpractice lawsuits and are issues that victims in Texas must grapple with following an act of negligence by a medical provider, these victims should contact our law firms specializing in medical mistakes in Houston, TX for immediate professional attention. For those who successfully litigate such a claim to completion, any awarded recourse can help lay the foundation for a more successful recovery.

Source: setexasrecord.com, “Paraplegic alleges negligence in medical treatment”, Carol Ostrow, March 6, 2015

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