Medical malpractice suit follows surgery that caused embolism

In the everyday operations of a business in Tennessee, mistakes can occur without drastic repercussions. Unfortunately, when such mistakes happen at a medical center, the fallout can have disastrous consequences for victims. When a health care provider negligently performs his or her responsibilities, a medical malpractice claim to seek recovery of monetary damages is often an appropriate response.

Recently, an out-of-state lawsuit filed by a couple alleged that a podiatrist's decision to perform surgery was flawed and lead to a woman's further injury. They filed the lawsuit in early August. They allege that the podiatrist as well as the medical center that employs him were negligent by failing to accurately diagnose the women's medical problem. 

According to the complaint, the woman visited the podiatrist in Aug. 2013, when she complained of foot pain. Shortly thereafter, the podiatrist operated on the woman's foot. Not long after, the woman experienced severe pain in the lower half of her body. Rushed to a local medical center, she was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism and, subsequently, plantar neuropathy.

When the negligence of a health care provider contributes to or results in serious harm to the patient, the patient sometimes chooses to file a medical malpractice suit. Successfully navigated, this type of suit can result in financial compensation if it is proved that medical negligence resulted in serious injury to the patient. In Tennessee, medical malpractice victims typically seek the assistance of an attorney who is experienced with these types of claims and can offer guidance and ongoing support in pursuing a claim for financial relief in a civil court.

Source:, "Couple alleges medical malpractice", Kevin Shepke, Aug. 6, 2015

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