Surgical errors may mean Pennsylvania medical malpractice claims

Suffering additional pain and injury due to the mistakes of a medical professional can be immensely disheartening. The results of medical errors could leave individuals facing substantial financial distress due to related bills as well as physical pain and suffering. In such cases, individuals may wish to learn more about medical malpractice claims and how such a claim could potentially help them seek compensation.

Pennsylvania residents may be interested in such a case taking place in a nearby state. Apparently, a man had undergone an initial surgery to have his right knee replaced, and a couple of months later, the man suffered a fracture above that same knee. The doctor performed surgery to address the fracture, but when drilling a screw, the doctor missed the target area. Approximately two weeks later, the man suffered a significant break to his femur. 

This injury required an emergency hospital visit and surgery. The doctor attending to the man’s injury discovered the previous surgeon’s error and noted that it had affected the bone in the area of the new fracture. After this procedure, the man had to undergo another surgery, which led to an infection. As a result of these negative impacts, the man has filed a malpractice claim against his original surgeon and the medical facility. 

The negative effects of medical mistakes can be immense, and as this case shows, individuals may suffer greatly. If Pennsylvania residents believe they have been the victims of medical malpractice, they may have cause to file claims of their own. Discussing concerns and interests with experienced attorneys could help them find out more about their options.

Source: wvrecord.com, “Man accuses Azzo Orthopedics of negligence during knee surgery“, Kyla Asbury, Nov. 18, 2016