Hospital sued for alleged medical malpractice

An individual filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against an out-of-state hospital recently. The suit was filed in early March in one of the state's district courts. Similarly, when Tennessee residents suffer harm due to the negligence of a health care professional, they are typically entitled to file a medical malpractice suit against the party or parties believed responsible.

The suit claims that, in March 2014, a man went to the hospital's clinic in order to undergo a urological scope procedure. While there, the man told nurses he felt "severely nauseous and light-headed," according to the allegations. The man was then assisted to the bathroom, but he was left unattended.

The man blacked out, fell and struck his head, the suit says. He was then rushed to the emergency room, where subsequent tests showed that he had suffered a traumatic brain injury, including memory loss and pain. The man then began to experience severe pain in his neck, and it was discovered that he had a herniated disc, which required surgery.

The plaintiff still experiences memory problems and suffers pain, both of which have thus far prevented him from working again. His suit alleges that the hospital, which is located in Texas, was negligent in that it failed to prevent him from falling. Similarly, when a Tennessee resident is the victim of medical malpractice, the victim often chooses to consult an experienced personal injury attorney, who may begin to process of filing a suit by assessing the validity of the claim.

Source: wacotrib.com, "2 Hillcrest patients claim medical malpractice against Baylor S&W", Tommy Witherspoon, March 5, 2016

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