When individuals in Tennessee and across the nation visit a hospital for treatment, they may expect medical professionals to be fully capable of providing a certain standard of care. Any form of negligence in the treatment of a patient could lead to disastrous complications that may in turn have a substantial impact on his or her life. A woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after claiming that errors during surgery and post-operation treatment left her with serious health complications.
According to the lawsuit, the incident began when the woman visited a medical facility complaining of pelvic pain. She was subsequently scheduled to undergo a variety of procedures, and following the operations, she claims she suffered lacerations and damage to her bladder. After notifying medical professionals she was experiencing severe pain and having trouble urinating, her doctor ordered her to be given 150 milliliters of fluids each hour.
However, she claims she was given double the amount of fluids ordered, which ultimately caused her bladder to leak fluid into various areas of her body. She says that this caused infections and tissue damage and states she was forced to undergo an emergency procedure to fix the damage as a result. She claims the incident has left her with long-term health complications that will affect her life substantially.
Medical errors can have disastrous results, and those who suffer severe harm due to such negligence may wish to know more about their available options for legal recourse. A person in Tennessee who is facing similar concerns could benefit from speaking with an attorney for advice on the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney can examine the client's injuries and assist in pursuing the full amount of compensation entitled through a medical malpractice lawsuit.