Countless individuals have undergone a surgical procedure at some point in their lives. While many of these might involve little to no risk, operations that occur near the brain are serious and require the utmost diligence. Any form of negligence throughout this process can lead to a brain injury, many of which result in long-term or permanent pain and suffering for a patient in Illinois.
A woman in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against a medical facility in relation to a recent surgery to remove a non-cancerous tumor in the lining of her brain. A doctor recommended a procedure to remove the tumor, along with part of her skull in the process. After the operation, the area of her skull was covered with titanium mesh and screws. A few weeks later, she began to experience drainage around the site of the operation, which apparently led to an infection.
When the doctor finally brought her in to replace the mesh, it was apparently attached to part of her brain. She lost a great deal of blood in the process, which led to a stroke. According to the lawsuit, she continues to struggle with various cognitive functions following the incident, including memory and vision loss.
A brain injury can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life, potentially making it difficult to complete daily tasks such as work or hobbies. If the negligence of another party causes such an injury, the victim might choose to seek relief for financial hardships by securing the assistance of an attorney. An attorney in Illinois can address a client's current and future financial needs and assist in litigating a claim against the party or parties deemed at fault.
Source: kcrg.com, "Woman asking for $6 million in medical malpractice claim against UIHC", June 2, 2017