Missouri Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed Against Hospital and Doctors
June 18, 2013
A Missouri Medical Malpractice Lawsuit has been filed against a Springfield hospital and two of its doctors. Records show the suit was filed due to negligence on the part of the hospital and its staff for failing to properly treat a patient.
The 66-year-old victim had gone to the hospital’s emergency room in 2010 after developing a skin infection that was later determined to be a deadly flesh-eating bacterium. His care was delayed though on a number of occasions, which led to the condition worsening.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported expert witnesses indicated during a pre-trial hearing they believed the hospital and its staff made serious errors in failing to immediately order further testing to conclusively diagnose the patient. It was also alleged failing to perform surgery on the victim within 24 hours was a mistake.
Due to the negligent care the victim received, he underwent over $400,000 worth of surgery to both treat and repair the damage that was done to his body by the infection. The victim remains unable to perform activities he was once able to do, including yard work, taking long car rides, or lifting objects.
The case is set to go to trial in September in Greene County Circuit Court.
The St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers with CofmanTownsley acknowledge how injuries caused by a doctor’s negligence can devastate an individual’s life. The firm is hopeful a decision in the case will bring closure to the incident for the victim.