Medical Malpractice Case:
David J. Burton, Attorney
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CATHETER INFECTION LEADS TO SEPTIC ARTHRITIS AND AMPUTATION
Doctors are trained to recognize signs and symptoms of infections. When a mistake is made and a doctor fails to timely diagnose an infection, results can be life-altering for the patient.
Blood stream infections at catheter and other intravenous sites are common. More than 200,000 such infections occur each year in the U.S. If left untreated, such an infection can cause very serious consequences, especially if the patient’s immune system is already compromised. Timely introduction of antibiotic therapy is crucial in such cases.
Summary of a Claim
Our client had pre-existing Crohn’s Disease and rheumatoid arthritis. His new family doctor had a port catheter placed, which became infected. The doctor failed to inform the patient of lab results of the infection and in spite of other evidence of the infection, including high fevers, the doctor failed to timely begin IV antibiotic treatment. The delay caused the infection to spread throughout his body, including to his ankle which became septic. Client underwent extensive hospitalizations (with 300 days in the first year following the infection). The doctor made additional mistakes in managing the infection ultimately causing the client to undergo a below the knee amputation. Case settled for a significant amount.
If you or someone you care about has suffered a serious injury as a result of a doctor’s failure to treat a medical condition such as infection, please contact us. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers can discuss your medical malpractice claim with you and inform you of your legal rights. There is no fee for your initial consultation and we do not collect fees until your claim is paid.
There is no guarantee of recovery in every case because each case has its own specific factual and legal circumstances. Each of the cases presented were resolved as a result of their specific factual and legal circumstances.
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