When a person suffers an injury that requires medical attention, trust is typically placed in the hands of doctors and other medical professionals. Most physicians and nurses in the state of Oregon and across the United States are highly skilled and well-trained individuals who are more than capable of adequately caring for patients. Unfortunately, the hectic nature of today's fast-paced world of health care can cause doctors and nurses to hurry and rush to see more patients. Sadly, this can be a significant factor that contributes to medical negligence.
A man in another state has filed a lawsuit, claiming that he was hospitalized due to negligent care. Allegedly, the man pulled a muscle while changing a tire and visited a doctor. The lawsuit claims that, while being examined, the doctor noted that the man had an elevated pulse as well as diabetes and a muscle spasm in the lumbar area. The man had also been treated for MRSA, a so-called super bug, about one month prior to the visit, according to the lawsuit.
Allegedly, the doctor that examined the plaintiff neglected to acknowledge the plaintiff's symptoms and medical history of MRSA. He was sent home with only pain medication instead of being sent for further tests and treatment, the man claims. A short time later, the plaintiff asserts that he had to be hospitalized due to MRSA sepsis and pneumonia, as well as other symptoms that could have been prevented had the doctor initially provided the necessary treatment. The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages in the lawsuit.
Luckily, there is help available for those patients who suffer injury due to negligent medical care. Those in Oregon who have been affected by medical negligence can take legal action. A successful lawsuit could result in vital financial relief to help victims and families through this difficult time.
Source: wvrecord.com, "Man sues Clay Battelle Health Services Association for medical malpractice", Nov. 2, 2017