Patients can suffer great harm when medical professionals act negligently during the course of performing medical procedures. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals to make sure to engage in only proper actions when performing medical procedures on patients. No patient should have to be subjected to medical procedure-related negligence.
Recently, a settlement was reached in a medical malpractice case from Illinois that involved a medical procedure. The case involved a man who underwent a prostate procedure in November 2006. The procedure was reportedly performed at a hospital in Illinois.
The man accused the hospital and a doctor of having committed negligence during the course of this medical procedure. According to the man, this alleged negligence resulted in his bladder getting injured, which in turn led to him losing his bladder.
The man brought a medical malpractice lawsuit in a court in Illinois in connection to these allegations. Reportedly, the above-mentioned hospital and the above-mentioned doctor were named as defendants in this lawsuit. As we mentioned above, this lawsuit was recently settled. According to the mywebtimes.com article which reported this story, as part of this settlement, both the doctor and the hospital have agreed to make monetary payments to the man.
As the allegations that were made in this recently settled medical malpractice case underscore, it can be very harmful when medical professionals act negligently during medical procedures. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals are held accountable for the harm they cause when they commit such negligence.
Source: mywebtimes.com, "$2.2 million settlement in malpractice case," May 8, 2012