In the state of Washington, doctors and other medical professionals must undergo years of academic and on-the-job training in order to properly care for patients. However, regardless of training or experience, doctors and nurses are human and humans make mistakes. Tragically, when mistakes are made during medical treatment, patients and families suffer the consequences.
Medical malpractice lawsuit
In another state, a man filed a medical malpractice lawsuit over claims that negligent care led to the amputation of his leg. According to the lawsuit, the man initially sought treatment for calluses on his feet and a chronic ulcer. Six months after receiving treatment, the lawsuit said the man’s doctor applied a total contact cast to the plaintiff’s leg. Allegedly, this caused an infection. The lawsuit claimed that the very next day, the man’s fever spiked to 102 degrees and he experienced severe pain.
The man’s complications prompted emergency treatment. The lawsuit alleged that the man went into septic shock and eventually had to have his right leg amputated. The man, who is a doctor himself, recently filed a lawsuit against the physician and medical facility claiming that their negligent acts led to him suffering permanent injuries and losing his leg.
Unfortunately, any time humans are involved, the chance for errors exists. Those in Washington who have been affected by medical malpractice may want to seek the services of an experienced and skilled attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in much-needed financial relief to help victims and families with medical expenses and other monetary losses that may have occurred as a result of such a traumatic experience.