Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers recently filed a case against an Oakland County Hospital and a nurse for their failure to properly administer a rabies shot after the patient had been exposed to a bat. As a result of such alleged negligence, the patient sustained an irreversible nerve injury that has left the patient with significant pain and numbness in her leg. Despite treatment for the nerve damage, the numbness has not resolved.
The lawsuit claims that if the shot had been performed properly and at the proper location, the patient would not have sustained her injuries and would be functioning normally today. The site of injection is the crucial factor in determining the degree of nerve fiber injury. The degree of injury varies significantly, depending upon the specific agent injected.
Our medical malpractice lawyers will be pursuing the lawsuit in an effort to recover both the pain and suffering that the patient went through as a result of the alleged negligence. The suit also seeks damages for the significant economic losses she has sustained from not being able to work and the expected cost of her future care and treatment. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you or someone you know suffers nerve damage injuries due to a hospital or nurse’s failure to properly administer a shot, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case and learn your legal rights. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees until we settle or win your case.