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Hospital accused of IV-related negligence

It is very important for medical professionals and medical facilities to act properly when it comes to the giving of medications to patients through an IV. When a medical professional or medical facility acts negligently in connection to a patient's IV, it can result in the patient in question suffering great harm.

Recently, a case has arisen involving allegations of IV-related negligence. The case is from Texas. The case involves a man who received care at a hospital in Texas in November 2010. Reportedly, during this care, the man was given the medication dopamine through an IV.

According to the man, the hospital failed to provide him with proper care in relation to this IV. The man claims that this alleged failure resulted in him suffering an infiltration and severe burns.

A lawsuit has been brought in a court in Texas by the man and his wife in connection to these allegations. The above-mentioned hospital has been named as defendant in this lawsuit. It has been reported that the man and his wife are asking for damages in this lawsuit. It will be interesting to see what ultimately happens in this case.

No patient should have to be subjected to IV-related negligence. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals and medical facilities make sure to avoid committing negligence like that alleged in this case. One also hopes that medical professionals and medical facilities are held accountable when they fail to act properly in regards to the giving of medications to patients through an IV and such medical negligence results in a patient suffering harm.

Source: The Southeast Texas Record, "IV infiltration caused burns, suit alleges," David Yates, Nov. 8, 2012

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