A Children's Hospital doctor is being sued for medical malpractice after performing a surgery on a minor child, where parts of the medical device were said to have been left inside the patient. According to the claim filed by the child's mother, the doctor was taking out a catheter device in preparation for chemotherapy, but when doing so, part of the catheter shattered and remained inside the patient. The doctor did not even notice. It was two months after the fact that the child was taken to the hospital again when a routine heart test discovered the pieces that had been left behind. The mother is alleging, among other things, that the doctor was negligent, and that he bungled the surgery, and that he did not even get informed consent. She is seeking damages accordingly, for pain and suffering, medical costs, lost wages, and more.
Cases of medical malpractice mean that people have been injured at the hands of a professional who was supposed to provide healing. These injuries can lead to long-lasting damage, both physical and emotional. Then there are the growing mountain of medical expenses that corrective medical treatment could cost. Victims of medical malpractice deserve compensation from a malpractice claim. But these claims can be tricky to prove. There are all number of technical aspects to such a case, some which can only be fulfilled by medical experts. When you have such a multi-faceted case on your hands, you certainly do not want to be without the assistance of a legal expert.
If you or a loved one have suffered from medical malpractice, then do not wait to contact Morris, Dewett & Savoie, LLC. Every one of our Shreveport personal injury lawyers is committed to providing clients with the outstanding representation that they deserve. Call us today, before your case expires!