Hospitals and physicians are expected to maintain certain safety procedures for those they are treating, especially when surgery is involved. When an institution or physician commits medical negligence by failing to provide safe and adequate surgeries, Montana patients can be hurt or even killed. A jury in another state recently heard a medical negligence lawsuit stemming from a gynecological procedure where a woman lost both legs below the knee and almost lost her life.
Reports indicate that, a few years ago, the woman underwent a procedure to remove an ectopic pregnancy and shortly after suffered gangrene and blood poisoning. She then spent a month and a half in ICU, where staff performed skin grafts, administered heavy antibiotics and resuscitated her from cardiac arrest three times. The series of events left her with two amputated legs and partially deaf. The victim claims that her life threatening experience was caused by a small accidental incision in her colon during the procedure.
The victim has accused the physicians of medical neglect in her lawsuit against them. She purportedly verbalized her pain and discomfort post surgery, which was accompanied by fever and an inappropriate heart rate. Although the woman's permanent disabilities can never be reversed, the doctors apparently insist that the damage to her colon can be repaired. A Montana patient who survives unimaginable difficulties from a gynecological surgery may experience emotional and financial strain.
A victim of medical malpractice may feel confusion and disorientation after a prolonged illness and recovery. The recent medical negligence lawsuit for the gynecological procedure was filed in New York when the woman suffered permanent disability and the ability to live her previously normal life. If the court finds the physicians responsible for medical neglect contributing to the cause of her amputation and loss of hearing, she could be awarded monetary compensation to help ease her recovery.
Source: New York Daily News, Woman lost legs because of LI hospital's negligence, lawyer tells Brooklyn jury, John Marzulli, Nov. 4, 2013