As we have discussed before on this blog, it is very important for doctors to provide their patients with quality care. This includes making sure to properly monitor a patient’s condition and properly treat him or her. If doctors negligently fail to do these things, it can have severe consequences for patients. It can even result in a patient suffering injuries such as brain damage.
This can be seen in allegations that have been brought in a medical negligence case that has recently arisen. The case involves a woman from Illinois. Allegedly, in June of 2010, the woman received care from two doctors at an Illinois hospital.
The woman claims that the two doctors acted negligently in regards to her care. Specifically, she alleges that the two failed to properly monitor and treat a condition that she suffered from. According to the woman, this negligence resulted in her suffering brain damage, along with other injuries.
The woman has now brought a lawsuit in Illinois against the two doctors and the hospital in connection to these allegations. It will be interesting to see what happens with this case.
The allegations in this case underscore how important it is for medical professionals to give their patients proper care. No patient should have to suffer injuries because their doctors were negligent in the care they provided. Thus, one hopes medical professionals are held accountable when they do act negligently in regards to the care of a patient and such negligence results in a patient being harmed.
Source: The Madison/St. Clair Record, “Touchette Regional and doctors accused of negligence,” Andrea Dearden, 16 Jun 2011