Patients can suffer significant harms when medical professionals act negligently when providing them with care. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals make sure to act properly when it comes to the care of patients.
Recently, a case involving allegations of medical negligence has arisen. The case involves a man from Alton, Illinois. Reportedly, in the summer of 2010, the man was hit in the eye by an object (a roller stick) and suffered an eye injury.
According to the man, he then received medical care from two eye doctors in Illinois in connection to this eye injury. The man claims that the two eye doctors committed negligence during the course of this care and that this alleged negligence caused him to suffer a variety of harms, including pain, disfigurement and disability.
In relation to the above allegations, the man and his wife have brought a medical malpractice lawsuit in a court in Illinois against the two eye doctors and the employer of the two eye doctors. It has been reported that the man and his wife are asking for damages in this lawsuit. One wonders what will happen in this medical malpractice case and how it will ultimately be resolved.
As the allegations in this case underscore, medical negligence can be very harmful to patients. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals make sure to avoid committing negligence like that alleged in this case. No patient should have to suffer harm because a medical professional failed to act properly.
Source: The Madison/St. Clair Record, “Eye doctors sued over treatment of man’s epoxy injury,” Kelly Holleran, Aug. 28, 2012
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