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Medical malpractice: Mistakes will happen despite preparation

In a perfect world, medical providers would be able to heal ailments and facilitate the health and recovery of all patients. However, in the real world, mistakes are often made that exacerbate medical issues instead of remedy them. In Kentucky and across the United States, medical malpractice continues to be a very real and concerning problem. When negligence contributes to injuries, victims have the option to take legal action.

In another state, a woman filed a lawsuit alleging that she suffered injuries when a cleaning agent was mistakenly applied to her arm at a clinic. The woman said she was a patient at a gynecological and obstetrics clinic. According to the lawsuit, she was there having a birth control implant removed. After having the implant successfully removed, the lawsuit said the woman was asked to return to the clinic to have an antiseptic removed from her arm.

However, the woman claimed to feel a burning sensation upon the removal of the antiseptic. Allegedly, she later found out that trichloracetic acid was used on her arm instead of rubbing alcohol. The lawsuit alleges the plaintiff had to undergo additional treatment to remedy her injuries caused by the defendant’s negligence.

While its true that the United States is home to some of the best health care facilities in the world, no amount of care or preparation can totally prevent mistakes from occurring. Those in Kentucky who have suffered injuries due to medical malpractice may want to consider discussing the matter with an experienced legal representative. Damages from a successful claim could provide victims with much needed financial relief during this difficult time.

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