The negligence of a surgeon in West Virginia can quickly lead to serious injuries or even the death of a patient. One patient in a recent out-of-state case recently claimed that health providers were careless during a recently surgery she underwent. She has since decided to file a medical malpractice claim against them, alleging surgical errors.
According to the lawsuit, the woman underwent liposuction on the buttocks area. However, she ended up experiencing severe pain following the surgery. The pain was reportedly caused by a necrotizing infection that resulted from the improper performance of the liposuction procedure.
The woman asserted that her doctor did not perform her operation properly. The surgeon also is also accused of not checking on the patient following the procedure. The woman is seeking a minimum of $50,000 to satisfy the court’s jurisdictional limitation in this case.
If a person in the state of West Virginia suffers injuries at the hands of a surgeon due to surgical errors, he or she has the right to take legal action against the health care provider, seeking damages. Surgeons, like other medical providers, are expected to exercise a reasonable degree of care when working with patients. If they fail to do this, they may be held liable in civil court. A successfully presented medical malpractice claim, based upon a showing of negligence, may result in a financial damage award, which may help to pay for medical bills, the loss of wages and other monetary expenses tied to the documented incident of medical malpractice.
Source: cookcountyrecord.com, “Patient accuses health providers of medical malpractice“, Louie Torres, June 21, 2016