Sometimes, doctors here in Connecticut perform in-office procedures on patients. While these procedures may not be as invasive as major surgeries, it is no less important for doctors to act properly when performing them. Negligence during in-office procedures can cause significant harm to patients.
Recently, a jury reached its verdict in a case that involved an in-office procedure and allegations of medical negligence. The case was from another state, Pennsylvania.
The case involved an in-office procedure a man underwent on July 24, 2009. The procedure was a cyst removal procedure.
The man alleged that, during this procedure, the doctor who was performing it negligently cut one of his nerves, the spinal accessory nerve.
According to the man, the damage the nerve sustained from the negligence is irreparable and has affected the function of his left arm and shoulder. Injuries that affect appendage function can be very impactful on a person.
The man brought a lawsuit against the above-mentioned doctor in connection to these allegations. Recently, a trial was held on this matter. The trial went for four days. Ultimately, the jury found in favor of the man and awarded him a multi-million dollar judgment.
This case illustrates a couple of points worth noting. The first is that negligence by medical professionals when it comes to in-office procedures can be very harmful.
The second is that individuals who suspect that they were the victims of medical negligence will sometimes pursue medical malpractice claims. Medical malpractice claims can have many complex aspects, and, given how impactful medical negligence can be on a patient, the stakes can be very high in cases involving such claims. Thus, if a person is considering pursuing a medical malpractice claim, he or she may wish to consider speaking with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
Source: phillyburbs.com, “Montco jury awards Hatboro man $4M for nerve damage,” Margaret Gibbons, Aug. 27, 2013