Serious injuries can often lead to further complications if they go untreated. Many individuals are aware of this possibility, and as a result, they seek medical attention in hopes of having the injury treated. If medical professionals do not properly treat an injury, the patient could suffer further complications that may lead to more negative outcomes. If so, a medical malpractice claim may be warranted.
Ohio residents may be interested in an incident that recently took place in another state. A man filed a lawsuit against two doctors and a medical facility where the doctors work due to allegations of negligence. Reports stated that the man had entered the facility in order to seek medical treatment for an injury to his eye. Doctors examined the eye, which was swollen shut, but did not know whether the injury was acute or chronic.
The man continued to have problems with the injury, and days after the initial visit, he sought treatment from another facility. He was then informed that he suffered a ruptured globe that had gotten infected. As a result, the eye had to be removed. This serious outcome led to the man filing a legal claim against the doctors responsible for his first examination due to their alleged negligence to properly diagnose and treat his injury.
Instances of medical malpractice are serious, and a patient could suffer results that leave them permanently injured. If Ohio residents believe that they have suffered in such a manner due to the negligence of medical professionals, they may wish to consider their legal options. Filing a claim for medical malpractice may allow them to seek compensation for medical bills, future treatment, pain and sufering as well as other damages.
Source: cookcountyrecord.com, “Cook County man sues Jackson Park Hospital over alleged negligence after losing his eye after an altercation“, Mark Trammell, Sept. 17, 2015