A great deal of trust is put in medical professionals. When medical professionals fail to live up to this trust and commit negligence during the course of providing patients with care, it can result in patients suffering great harm. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals to not act negligently when it comes to the care of patients.
Recently, a case involving allegations of negligent care has arisen in Texas. The case involves a man from Port Neches, Texas. According to the man, when he was three years old, he received a check-up from a doctor. Reportedly, during this check-up, the doctor provided the then-child with ear-related care. The man claims that the doctor acted negligently in connection to this care.
The man alleges that this medical negligence he allegedly experienced as a child has caused him to suffer a variety of harms, including significant hearing loss.
Recently, a medical malpractice lawsuit was brought in a court in Texas by the man in connection to the above allegations. The above-mentioned doctor is named as defendant in this lawsuit. It has been reported that this lawsuit is asking for monetary relief. It will be interesting to see what ultimately happens in this medical malpractice case.
No patient should have to suffer harm because a medical professional failed to act properly when providing him or her with care. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals are held accountable when they engage in negligence like that alleged in the above-discussed medical malpractice case.
Source: The Southeast Texas Record, "Doctor caused hearing loss, man claims," Kelly Holleran, Oct. 4, 2012
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