Doctors, nurses and all medical professionals in Oregon and elsewhere endure years of training. However, years of training and experience does not make them immune to mistakes. In fact, medical negligence is one of the leading causes of personal injury and death across the United States. Recently, a man from another state filed a a medical malpractice claim, alleging that negligence by surgeons eventually resulted in the amputation of his leg.
According to the plaintiff, a fall from a roof a number of years ago resulted in a shattered right tibia. Over the next several years, the plaintiff apparently underwent multiple surgeries in attempt to repair the injury. After the surgeries, the plaintiff claims that despite going through physical therapy and other treatments, the pain in his injured leg only intensified.
The plaintiff claims that the surgeries were botched and left his leg full of screws and other medical equipment in attempts to fuse the bone together. According to allegations, the futile surgical attempts only exacerbated his injuries. The plaintiff alleges that he was left with a leg that will never fully heal correctly. In an attempt to find relief from excruciating pain, the plaintiff asserts that he visited a surgeon and eventually had his leg amputated.
Although this man only lost a leg, thousands of people lose their lives every year as a result of medical negligence. Oregon families who have been affected by such tragedy have the right to consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Damages awarded from a successful lawsuit could provide much-needed financial relief as well as a sense of justice for victims and their families.
Source: The Seattle Times, "'Angry piece of flesh': Amputee's right leg plays key part in VA malpractice suit", Lewis Kamb, Jan. 11, 2017