Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Indianapolis
Although our society owes a large debt of gratitude to healthcare providers, those providers, like everyone else, can and do make mistakes. Medical malpractice, such as mistakenly amputating a limb or leaving surgical tools in a patient's body, can have horrifying consequences. When a patient has been harmed because of healthcare provider negligence, that patient has a right to seek compensation. Wegner & Associates specializes in medical malpractice cases involving the following circumstances.
Cerebral palsy is a degenerative and disabling affliction that adversely affects the workings of the central nervous system. The condition typically develops at or soon after birth. Although cerebral palsy can occur during optimal medical care and conditions, it can often result from negligence and/or improper medical care at birth or before the infant leaves the hospital. Triggers of the condition can include:
- Deprivation of oxygen or nutrition to the brain
- Problems with the umbilical cord
- Damage to the placenta
- Fetal distress
- Untreated cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, or seizure issues
Those with cerebral palsy will require lifelong care, therapy, and aid. These services can be quite expensive and stressful.
Each year, more than a million people undergo laser surgery. Many of those peoples are quite content with their results. However, approximately 50,000 laser surgery patients experience serious vision complications such as a reduction in vision, dry eyes, inflammation, or difficulty driving at night. These complications may be temporary or permanent. Although most doctors performing the procedure are well trained and capable, there are still instances of neglect in service that lead to such complications.
Needle Stick Injuries
Approximately 600,000 to 800,000 needle stick injuries take place each year in the healthcare industry, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These injuries are caused by needles such as hypodermic needles, blood collection needles, intravenous (IV) stylets, and needles used to connect parts of IV delivery systems. Such injuries expose patients and healthcare workers alike to potentially fatal diseases from blood-borne pathogens, including:
- Hepatitis (HBV) (HCV)
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Spotted Fever
Nursing Home Abuse
Annually, the elderly and infirm residing in nursing homes are subject to abuse, including negligence and/or intentional injury. Such injuries can include:
- Aspiration Pneumonia
- Bed Sores
- Defective Equipment
- Emotional/Mental Abuse
- Lack of Supervision
- Poor Medical Care
- Sexual Assault
- Wrong Medication
No matter how many times the abuse has taken place, a victim has a right to damages. The nursing home may also lose both its certification and funding
Call or email Wegner & Associates today to discuss your case with no obligation.