At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we know parents of newborn babies have enough to worry about without wondering if doctors and nurses are respecting their wishes on how their newborn infant is treated. Those first few weeks to months are so crucial. The last person you want to lose faith in is the doctors and nurses you entrust with your child's health and safety. The reality is that medical mistakes are as possible in Kansas City as it is anywhere else.
In a sad incident that hopefully gets resolved in all fairness, the mother of a Florida infant has filed a lawsuit against the Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Tampa, Florida. The law suit claims a nurse accidentally snipped her baby’s finger off with a pair of scissors. On October 9, 2011, the mother, Veronica Olguin, had taken her baby to the hospital with concerns of a fever. The 3 month old child was admitted for two days. During the discharge process, a nurse attempted to cut the intraveneous tube attached to the baby's hand and ended up cutting the pinky finger off the baby's left hand.
As Kansas and Missouri Medical Malpractice Attorneys, unfortunately we see cases far too often that happen because consent forms or patient wishes go either unheard or ignored. We encourage all new parents in Kansas City to make sure you are getting the right papers, including consent forms, signed and authorized to avoid any possible mis-communication. Medical malpractice is an area of law that is greatly misunderstood and has great emotion tied to it due to the physical consequences of medical errors and negligence.
Always ask questions even if you feel like you are repeating yourself, just to make sure doctors and nurses are on the same page and that you understand everything that is happening in your treatment, whether you or a loved one are the patient or you are the parent or guardian of a patient.
Many factors can lead to an emergency room error. Poorly equipped treatment areas can rob patients of critical time needed for the best possible outcome. Sometimes a lack of the latest medical technology can cause diagnosing errors. Poorly trained emergency room staff is another contributing factor that can lead to emergency room errors. Understaffed emergency rooms may leave patients who need immediate care without the opportunity to receive time-sensitive medical attention.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury as the result of an unauthorized procedure or a medical malpractice accident in Kansas or Missouri, you should know your rights as a victim. Call our experienced Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers. With over 15 years of experience in Medical Malpractice cases including Child Injury Accidents, we can help you and your family determine the best way to proceed with your claim.
Contact Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys today for a free consultation. We want you to know your rights as a victim.