Sometimes, children end up having to undergo a surgical procedure. It is extremely important for medical professionals, hospitals and medical organizations here in Connecticut to act properly when providing surgical care to children. No child should ever have to be exposed to surgical negligence.
Recently, in another state, a case has arisen involving allegations of negligent surgical care of a child. The state in question is West Virginia.
The case involves a boy. According to the boy’s father, the boy had a pulmonary valve replacement surgery performed on him. The boy’s father alleges that negligence occurred during this surgery and that this negligence resulted in the boy becoming permanently paralyzed.
A medical malpractice lawsuit has been brought by the boy’s father in relation to these allegations. One wonders what will happen in this case as it progresses and what resolution will ultimately be reached in it.
As the allegations in this case underscore, surgical negligence can, in some circumstances, lead to children suffering paralysis. It is truly worrisome to think that a child could suffer an injury as impactful and life-altering as paralysis due to the carelessness of a provider of medical care. One hopes medical professionals, doctors and medical organizations are held accountable when they commit surgical negligence and such negligence causes a child to suffer paralysis or other significant injuries.
If a parent believes that his or her child was subjected to harmful surgical negligence, he or she may wish to consider meeting with an experienced medical malpractice attorney to discuss what actions can be taken in response to the suspected negligence.
Source: The West Virginia Record, “Man sues WVU Board of Governors for son’s paralysis,” Kyla Asbury, Aug. 23, 2013