It is very important for medical professionals to act properly when providing patients with surgery-related care. When medical professionals commit negligence when providing such care, it can result in patients suffering harms. Harms suffered due to surgery-related negligence can be very impactful on patients.
Recently, a medical malpractice case involving allegations of surgery-related negligence has arisen in Illinois. The case involves a man who underwent two eye surgeries. The surgeries involved the installation of corrective implants that were aimed at addressing cataracts the man had. The first surgery was on his left eye and the second was on his right eye. Reportedly, the two surgeries happened a little over a week apart from each other.
The man has accused a doctor of having acted negligently. The man alleges that, prior to the second surgery, the doctor should have recognized complications that had come up from the first surgery. However, the man claims that the doctor negligently failed to recognize said complications. According to the man, the doctor then proceeded with the second surgery.
The man claims that the complications that arose in connection to the first surgery also arose in connection to the second. According to the man, the complications from the two surgeries resulted in him becoming legally blind.
A lawsuit has been brought in a court in Illinois by the man against the above-mentioned doctor in connection to these allegations. Reportedly, this lawsuit is seeking monetary damages.
As the allegations in this case underscore, patients can suffer great harm when medical professionals fail to act properly when providing surgery-related care to patients. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals are held accountable when they engage in harmful surgery-related negligence.
Source: The Madison/St. Clair Record, “Cataracts surgery resulted in blindness, suit claims,” Andrea Dearden, Oct. 11, 2012