Menu Contact
Warner Law Offices PLLC
LOCAL: 304-345-6789
TOLL FREE: 866-344-4460

Alleged surgical errors involving ankle spart lawsuit

Sometimes a medical procedure performed by a doctor in West Virginia causes more harm than good. If a doctor causes injury to a patient due to medical malpractice, he or she may be held financially responsible for the harm caused. In another state, one man reportedly suffered harm due to surgical errors.

In the out-of-state case, a hospital and doctor reportedly botched the man's ankle surgery in 2013. According to his lawsuit, the doctor's failure to perform appropriate surgery on the man's ankle caused him damage. The plaintiff claimed that the damage is permanent.

The man reportedly learned that he would need to undergo fusion ankle surgery in late 2014. As part of the lawsuit, he is seeking judgments against both the doctor and the hospital. Specifically, he is pursuing over $50,000 each.

If a surgeon fails to exercise a reasonable degree of care when treating patients, a patient who ends up getting hurt due to surgical errors may decide to file a medical malpractice claim against the doctor, pursing the reimbursement of compensatory damages and possibly even punitive damages in cases of egregious fault. A claim of medical malpractice can be litigated successfully in the state of West Virginia only if liability is established via competent proof accepted by the civil court hearing the case. Financial damages awarded in this type of suit may help to cover expenses tied to the case, such as health care costs and pain and suffering as well as emotional distress resulting from the documented incidence of medical malpractice.

Source:, "Patient accuses Chicago physician of medical malpractice", Louie Torres, May 24, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
10 Best 2014 - 2016 | 3 Years Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Personal Injury Lead Counsel Rated Rue Ratings | Best Attorneys of America | Lifetime Charter Member 2016 Sponsor Insight | Newsweek | Premier Law Firms 2016 Nations Premier | NAOPIA | Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers Young Guns | Class of 2014 America's Top 100 Attorneys Mass Tort Trial Lawyers | Top 25

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.