There are some medical doctors who consistently do a good job in treating their patients. However, there are other doctors in Illinois and other states who seem to be more prone to making mistakes for one reason or another. One doctor, who has recently found himself in legal troubles, may be one of these types of doctors. This doctor recently found himself named as a defendant in two medical malpractice lawsuits.
The first lawsuit involves a woman whom the doctor had treated for appendicitis. The patient had initially had her appendix removed by the doctor in late Dec. 2009. However, the woman ended up returning to the hospital in May 2010 and was again suffering from appendicitis. It turns out that the doctor had failed to remove a small portion of the woman’s appendix during the first surgical procedure.
However, this time the woman was pregnant and the second surgery caused her to give birth to her daughter four months prematurely. Her daughter is now expected to suffer developmental difficulties for the rest of her life. The doctor was recently found negligent in a civil lawsuit filed by the woman. Additionally, the doctor is also a defendant in another lawsuit involving an improperly placed stent that may have damaged a patient’s heart in 2011.
Those in Illinois who have found themselves in similar situations as a result of doctor negligence may want to consider filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Many times, mistakes by doctors can be devastating physically and emotionally. However, they can also cause serious financial hardships. Monetary reimbursement gained from a civil lawsuit can help with these financially challenging times.
Source: thetimesnews.com, “Entering third week, medical malpractice suit settles out of court”, Michael D. Abernethy, Jan. 5, 2015