Surgery cripples child and results in a medical malpractice suit

Surgery cripples child and results in a medical malpractice suit

| Jul 10, 2018 | Medical Malpractice |

The human body is an amazing organism. When one thinks of all of the things that the human body is capable of, it is truly astonishing. Sometimes the body suffers an injury that requires major intervention from medical professionals in Ohio. When this intervention goes wrong, the consequences can be devastating and can result in a medical malpractice case.

A 10-year-old girl needed spinal surgery to correct a spinal curvature. The surgery was done to relieve compression along her spine. The intention was to accomplish this by placing rods along her spinal column. The young girl awoke from surgery with weakness in her extremities and also a lack of bowel and bladder control.

The problem remained 10 days after surgery. Another doctor identified the problem, but by then it was too late. The damage was permanent. As a result of the damage, the child also had to use a wheel chair for a year. The family brought a medical malpractice case and was recently awarded $135 million.

Parents trust medical professionals to care for their children. Doctors are human and mistakes can happen. When a mistake results in a catastrophic outcome a medical malpractice suit may be warranted. A person in Ohio who is facing such a situation may benefit from a conversation with an experienced personal injury attorney, and a  knowledgeable lawyer can review the information and advise the family as to whether they have a viable case. A successful claim may result in compensation for medical costs and pain and suffering.