It is extremely important for medical professionals to not be negligent when providing a patient with care related to a surgical procedure. Mistakes made by medical professionals during these procedures can cause patients to suffer injuries and other complications. These complications can have major long-term effects on a patient’s life.
Recently, a medical malpractice case from Connecticut involving a surgical procedure reached its conclusion. The case involved a 44-year-old woman who currently resides in Ohio, but who used to live in Groton, Connecticut.
In 2006, the woman underwent a surgical procedure. The woman reportedly received care from an anesthesiology practice from New London, Connecticut during this procedure. The woman claimed that doctors from this practice committed negligence during her surgery by using an incorrect medical device.
Allegedly, this negligence put the woman into a coma for nearly a month. The woman also claimed that this negligence resulted in her suffering permanent injuries.
The woman brought a lawsuit against the anesthesiology practice in connection to these allegations. A Connecticut jury heard this case and recently reached its decision. The jury ruled in favor of the woman and awarded her a large monetary judgment.
This case demonstrates how much harm patients can suffer when they receive negligent medical care during a surgical procedure. One hopes that medical professionals and organizations are held accountable when they engage in such negligence and it results in a patient being hurt. Also, one hopes that medical professionals do everything they can to avoid negligent conduct like that found in this case.
Source: Hartford Courant, “Jury Awards $10.5M To Woman In Coma Case,” 12 May 2011