Our medical malpractice lawyers recently settled a case against a Kalamazoo County Hospital and physician for improperly administering acetic acid instead of an anesthetic agent into the perianal tissues of a patient. As a result of such acid being injected into her tissue, the patient developed significant rectal bleeding, tissue death, and the complete loss of bowel sensation. Unfortunately, the injuries were permanent and the patient developed complete fecal incontinence. She underwent several surgeries to attempt to correct her bowel incontinence but none of the surgeries were successful in restoring any function.
Medical negligence and medical malpractice are two terms that are often used for the same event. They describe a situation in which a physician, nurse, or hospital failed to treat a patient at a reasonable standard expected from a medical professional under those conditions. In addition, that improper care must have caused some injury to the patient, which then must have caused some damages to the patient, as well. Medical malpractice in hospitals can occur in a number of types of situations including medication mistakes, wrong diagnosis, emergency room errors, surgery mistakes and errors, early discharge from the hospital, and more.
The medical malpractice attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. were able to settle the case prior to filing a lawsuit in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court. The amount of the settlement is subject to a confidentiality agreement.
When a physician at a hospital commits any form of medical error that harms a patient, the patient has the legal right to sue the hospital. The process is very complex and requires an experienced medical malpractice attorney. For more information, call our award winning law firm today at (800) 606-1717. Our lawyers will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to prove and win your case. We will also represent you under our No Win No Fee Promise, which means there are no legal fees whatsoever until we win or settle your case.