A $15 million medical malpractice lawsuit was recently filed against the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after one of their patients claimed that she became paralyzed after undergoing surgery, a March 14 article of The Des Moines Register said.
Reports said the 54-year-old woman suffered a stroke after undergoing surgery. The right part of her body became paralyzed after “surgeons cut an artery” leaving her incontinent. She underwent a surgery after doctors determined that two “non-cancerous tumors” were the cause of her hearing loss. According to the medical malpractice claim filed in the Iowa State Appeal Board, the patient might require 24-hour care for the rest of her life even after the prolonged hospitalization. Aside from the $15 million compensation sought by the patient, she is also seeking to get compensations to cover expenses needed for future treatments.
People, unfortunately, are left permanently disabled when medical practitioners became negligent in performing surgery procedures. If you think you are in a similar situation, a lawyer may work on your behalf to help you get compensations you need to sustain your living while disabled. Find out how a lawyer of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may work for you today by calling (877) 327-2600.