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Medical negligence causes physical and emotional distress

Despite significant advancements in medical technology and patient safety, not all patients receive an acceptable level of care when undergoing a medical procedure. Medical negligence is a hot topic these days and continues to be one of the leading causes of injury in the state of Oregon and across the country. When health care providers fail to provide acceptable and adequate care to patients, significant injuries can occur, including death. Fortunately, there are ways to take action against such negligent care. A man in another state filed a lawsuit against a medical facility after alleged negligent care caused him physical and emotional distress.

The lawsuit asserts that the man suffers from sickle cell disease and sought treatment at a medical facility. Allegedly, health care providers at the medical facility attempted to insert a catheter into the plaintiff. The plaintiff claims that he informed his health care providers that he needed to be numbed to ease the pain of the catheterization. However, according to the plaintiff, the defendants were unsuccessful at inserting the catheter and failed to use a numbing agent.

The suit also claims that the defendants became frustrated when attempting to stabilize the plaintiff's position and punched the plaintiff in the chest several times. The plaintiff claims that the experience caused traumatic pain, severe physical and emotional distress, and also caused him to incur additional medical expenses. The plaintiff seeks trial by jury and monetary relief of more than $1 million.

Unfortunately, when mistakes occur during a medical procedure, the patient suffers the consequences. Oregon residents who have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of medical negligence have the right to pursue legal action. A successful lawsuit could result in much-needed financial relief to aid victims and families during this difficult time.

Source: setexasrecord.com, "Patient with sickle cell disease accuses medical care providers of medical negligence", Philip Gonzales, June 29, 2017

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