Woman claims medical malpractice 14 years after the procedureMarch 27th, 2018
Planning for the birth of a child is a time of celebration for most. Parents in Louisiana and other states find that the preparations leading up to the birth of their child to be one of the most exciting times in their lives. A military mom was admitted to a hospital eager to meet her youngest son for the first time. Now, 14 years later, a medical malpractice claim has been filed against the hospital for leaving a broken 3-centimeter needle in her spine.
The 27-year-old woman entered the hospital for a planned Cesarean section with spinal anesthesia. She claims the hospital failed to provide proper care and treatment while inserting the spinal anesthesia needle, causing it to break off in her spine. The needle is lodged in her back causing lower back and hip pain and chronic sciatica on her left side, and now, 14 years later, the risk is too high to remove it.
The woman claims her condition has been misdiagnosed for years. She has lived with constant leg pain, making it difficult to sit and sleep, and the woman has endured twice weekly physical therapy and constant medication to help ease the pain. The woman claims she has been sentenced to a lifetime of pain and suffering because of the cover-up.
This woman and her family have suffered for years because of negligent concealment. Families who have endured such experiences or have concerns about their loved one’s treatment during medical procedures may find comfort by consulting an attorney. A lawyer in Louisiana can evaluate the case and determine if there is just cause for a medical malpractice claim.
Source: armytimes.com, “Navy wife alleges malpractice after doctors find broken needle – from 2003 – in her spine“, Karen Jowers, March 23, 2018