The family of a child has filed a lawsuit against a physician. The medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that the doctor did not remove a catheter from the child and left other objects inside of him. The child may now have permanent injuries and the family is seeking an undetermined amount in damages. Even the most experienced physicians in Wisconsin can make medical mistakes that can prove costly in the long run.
Back in 2010, the child was receiving chemotherapy at a children’s hospital. The doctor needed to remove a catheter device that had been placed in the child to permit intravenous entry for treatment. Inadvertently, the doctor did not properly remove the catheter device, which resulted in pieces of the catheter to break off inside of the child. It was discovered two months later when the child went for a routine echocardiogram and was later admitted to the hospital to have it removed.
The family of the child has stated that the doctor performed in a negligent manner and did not appropriately treat the child’s condition. The doctor has also been accused of being reckless and working without adequate skills. The family is pursuing damages for medical costs and lost wages. They are also seeking compensation for mental distress and physical suffering.
When a loved one suffers injury or irreparable damage due to doctor negligence, it can weigh heavily on the family, especially when the victim is a child. This child may never be able to function as a normal person would and could now be completely dependent on those who are around him. As with this case, a family in Wisconsin may be entitled to file a medical malpractice suit against a physician or medical facility to recover damages related to the injuries suffered.
Source: louisianarecord.com, Children???s Hospital doctor sued on medical malpractice claims, Eliza Walker Children???s, Oct. 24, 2013