A patient has filed a lawsuit against a doctor and orthopaedics center alleging negligence in medical care. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2014, she sustained physical injuries in connection with a prosthetic knee and related infection. The plaintiff contends that the defendants failed to inform her of risks, failed to properly treat an infection, failed to remove the prosthetic knee in a timely fashion and failed to inform of complications of an infection treatment. She seeks an undisclosed amount in damages.
The physical, emotional, and financial impact following a serious infection can be devastating. In addition to significant financial losses due to medical expenses and lost income, many victims are left permanently disabled by chronic pain or limited mobility. If injuries resulting from a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose could have been prevented, the victim may be entitled to compensation. It is important to contact a medical malpractice attorney to determine one’s rights.
The time it takes to complete a medical malpractice claim depends on the complexity and strength of the case. The last thing this woman or any medical malpractice victim needs is to worry about is how to keep up with financial obligations. When plaintiffs are facing mounting bills and few options, litigation funding could be the perfect solution.