During his three-year long career as a neurosurgeon, Ben Carson, a man now running for the republican nomination for the presidential election, has been sued eight times for medical malpractice in Maryland.
In one instance, a patient who was suffering from multiple sclerosis, sustained pain on the left side of her face, and suffered vision problems was referred to Carson for injections that would reduce nerve pain and alleviate the patient’s symptoms. Sadly, the symptoms and suffering grew worse.
To help the patient, Carson suggested that the patient undergo an invasive operation referred to as microvascular decompression. During this procedure, a part of the patient’s cranium was removed to separate a nerve from other parts.
In the lawsuit, investigator found that Carson did not review the patient’s MRI which would have informed him of the patient’s lesions on the brainstem due to multiple sclerosis, making the invasive procedure useless. Carson failure to review the MRI caused him to breach standardized medical care.
Risks Involved with Medical Procedure
No matter what kind of medical procedure a person must undergo, there is always a risk associated. As a result, there are many allegations made all the time. However, when medical malpractice can be proven, victims have the right to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Doctor visits
- Physical therapy
- Lost Wages
- Emotional Distresses
We Represent the Victims and Families of Those Affected by Medical Malpractice
If a doctor, surgeon, or any kind of healthcare professional has harmed you, it is important that you seek experienced legal representation right away. No matter what your case may be, our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers at Shrager & Sachs our passionate about protecting your rights and futures. When you choose to work with us, we will examine every detail of your case and determine who should be held responsible for your injuries.
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