Having to go through any type of medical procedure can be daunting. When it turns out that major surgeries were not necessary, patients may feel violated, confused and concerned over the issues. Because invasive medical procedures can have life-changing effects, individuals who have been the victims of such situations may wish to consider filing medical malpractice claims.
Connecticut residents may be interested in this type of case currently underway in another state. Reports indicated that a woman underwent genetic testing to determine whether she could face a high risk of developing cancer. The woman was told that her test results were positive for genetic markers that put her at a considerable risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers. As a result, doctors performed a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy on the woman.
After her surgeries, the woman went to another doctor due to experiencing pain and other effects of the surgeries. At this time, she discovered that her test results had been misread, and she did not have an increased risk of developing certain cancers. As a result, she has filed a lawsuit against two doctors and a nurse practitioner for negligence in misreading her results.
As this case shows, medical malpractice could result in individuals facing serious medical procedures unnecessarily. Connecticut residents could find themselves suffering due to medical professionals giving them the wrong information regarding their health. In such cases, parties may wish to consider taking legal action of their own. Speaking with experienced attorneys could help concerned individuals determine their best courses of action.
Source: CBS News, “Woman claiming unneeded mastectomy, hysterectomy: “They robbed me of who I was”“, Oct. 26, 2017