Medical malpractice claim follows non-healing amputation wound

Arizona residents would expect their doctors to diagnose their conditions accurately and provide proper care. They would also want care of an acceptable standard in any surgical procedures. While most doctors strive to uphold high standards of medical care, this is not always the case, and medical malpractice claims continue to arise.

A hospital and a doctor in another state are facing such a lawsuit that was recently filed by a man. He alleges the defendants failed to provide standard care that any reasonable person would expect. Court documents indicate that the man was a patient of the hospital and under the care of the doctor after a procedure to amputate his lower left leg. However, the plaintiff claims that his post-operative wound did not heal.

According to the complaint, he contends that the doctor and staff of the hospital failed to advise the surgeon about the deterioration of the plaintiff's condition. He claims that this neglect caused pain due to the bodily injury and that it resulted in disfigurement, disability, loss of life enjoyment and mental anguish. Furthermore, it brought about the expenses of the hospital and medical care along with legal fees.

In this case, the plaintiff seeks a jury trial and recovery of more than $15,000. Victims of substandard medical care in Arizona may not realize that the statute of limitations requires any medical malpractice claims to be filed within a specific period. To make sure their cases are heard, the best step would be to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can provide the necessary guidance and support while advocating for them throughout the legal proceedings.

Source: Jenie Mallari-Torres, "Pinellas Park patient accuses medical practitioners of negligence", Jenie Mallari-Torres, Feb. 1, 2018

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