Medical care is often a step-by-step process. If any step is missed during the treatment process, the patient may unfortunately suffer the repercussions, and this can mean serious injury and even death. In Kentucky and across the United States, when an omission or any kind of negligence during treatment harms a patient, victims and families can take legal action and file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Just recently, a medical malpractice claim was filed in another state when a woman allegedly suffered injuries due to the negligence of her doctor. According to reports, the woman had epilepsy and sought treatment from the defendant. The lawsuit claimed that the doctor instructed the woman to reduce the dose of her anti-seizure medication. After doing so, the woman allegedly suffered a major seizure that caused her to have violent muscle contractions and lose consciousness.
The woman had to have surgery as a result of this seizure and was forced to miss work, according to her claims. The lawsuit asserts that the doctor was negligent in reducing the plaintiff’s dosage and didn’t tell her the risks. On top of this, the woman accused the doctor of sexual exploitation and said he sent her inappropriate and sexual text messages.
When a person is in need of medical treatment, doctors and nurses must follow established protocols and uphold a certain standard of care to promote healing and recovery. However, all health care professionals are human, and humans make mistakes. Those in Kentucky who have suffered due to medical malpractice may want to discuss the matter with an attorney. Damages from a successful lawsuit could help victims and families recover from this tragic experience.