When a person goes to a hospital, they expect that the hospital and its staff will act properly in connection to their care. When hospitals and their staff fail to live up to this expectation, it can cause great harm to patients. No patient should have to be subjected to medical negligence. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals and hospitals to not commit negligence when providing care to patients.
Recently, a case involving allegations of medical negligence has arisen in West Virginia. The case involves a woman who reportedly received care at the emergency room of a hospital in West Virginia in October 2010.
The woman alleges that negligence occurred during the course of this care. According to the woman, a condition that she suffered from was not treated in a timely manner. The condition in question was free air in the abdomen. The woman claims that the alleged negligent failure to timely treat the condition resulted in her suffering bodily injuries and other harms.
A medical malpractice lawsuit has been brought in a court in West Virginia by the woman against the hospital in connection to the above allegations. Reportedly, damages are being sought in this lawsuit. It will be interesting to see what ultimately happens in this case.
As the allegations in this case underscore, medical negligence can be very harmful to patients. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals and hospitals make sure to act properly when providing patients with care. One also hopes that medical professionals and hospitals are held accountable when they commit medical negligence and such negligence results in a patient suffering harm.
Source: The West Virginia Record, "Woman sues CAMC for medical malpractice," Kyla Asbury, Sept. 18, 2012
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