It is very important for medical professionals to act properly when it comes to patient care. When a medical professional acts negligently while providing a patient with care, it can result in a patient suffering injuries. Such injuries can be very impactful on a patient’s life.
Recently, a case involving allegations of medical negligence has arisen in Illinois. The case involves a doctor who worked at a hospital in Illinois.
Reportedly, in May 2010, a man was brought to this hospital. The man reportedly was in an unresponsive state when he was brought to the hospital. According to the man, at the hospital, the above-mentioned doctor provided care to him.
The man alleges that the doctor acted negligently during the course of giving him care. Specifically, the man claims that the doctor negligently failed to intubate him.
According to the man, this alleged negligence caused him to sustain brain damage.
A medical malpractice lawsuit has been brought by the man in a court in Illinois in connection to these allegations. The above-mentioned hospital and the above-mentioned doctor are named as defendants in this lawsuit. It will be interesting to see what ultimately happens in this case.
No patient should have to be subjected to medical negligence. Such negligence can be very harmful to patients. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals are held accountable when they commit negligence like that alleged in the above-mentioned medical malpractice case. One also hopes that all medical professionals make sure to act properly when giving care to patients.
Source: The Madison/St. Clair Record, “Med mal complaint against St. Anthony’s claims doctor failed to intubate patient,” Kelly Holleran, May 4, 2012