A young mother in Canada has suffered tremendously due to medical malpractice, specifically neglect from her treating doctors and nurses. Jennie, a 27-year-old mother of a three-year-old and three-month-old, injured her back about five weeks ago. She was taken by an ambulance to the emergency room at a Toronto hospital where a CT scan showed she had an enlarged disc. Rather than treat the problem, the doctors gave Jennie some anti-inflammatorys and pain killers, and sent her home.
Jennie’s pain continued. Soon she began feeling numbness in her lower extremities. Her family doctor told her she needed to return to the hospital and get an MRI. Jennie went to a different hospital this time but they did not have the time to see her. She was transferred to yet another hospital where they gave her an MRI and, due to the alarming results, sent her into an emergency surgery.
Still her injury grew worse. All it was was a herniated disc, a very treatable condition, but due to the lack of care she received from her doctors, it slipped farther and farther down her spine and damaged a bundle of nerves. As she recovered from the surgery in the hospital, Jennie and her husband grew alarmed at the black color that was spreading around the surgery site. The nurses she informed did nothing to fix, change, or alert anyone else of the discoloration. Within days Jennie had to undergo another surgery to remove the black tissue.
Jennie’s doctors were very negligent with her. Along with the above listed they also did not catheterize her in the appropriate time period, causing her bladder to become dangerously distended, and they did not give her blood thinners as they should have, resulting in a pulmonary embolism.
Presently, Jennie is unable to walk without assistance and remains numb below the waist. What began as an extremely treatable condition, a herniated disc, has turned into a nightmare of eclectic injuries, all due to her doctors and nurses’ negligence.
A story such as this makes one wary of socialized healthcare. If the doctors and nurses whom treat us are too busy to actually treat us, then what good is health care at all?
Sadly, the sick and injured are often times neglected in our country as well, where we do not have socialized health care. Many patients in Sacramento, CA are injured each year due to the negligence of the doctors and nurses who tend to them. These injuries can be bed sores, injuries from surgeries gone wrong, misdiagnoses, etc. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a doctor or nurse’s neglect, we can help you. Please call me, Attorney Moseley Collins, at 916.444.4444, or visit my website at www.moseleycollins.com. We would love to help you.