By Cesar Pinto
Medical malpractice lawyers have filed suit against a Florida hospital sued for a medical error that caused a 3-month-old baby girl to lose half of her pinky while she was a patient there last year.
The child was taken to Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center by her mother because she had a fever that would not break. As she was being discharged, a nurse attempting to cut the IV instead chopped off part of the child’s finger. The baby girl was immediately flown for treatment by a hand specialist at another hospital, but her finger was too small to be reattached.
Hospital administrators called the nurse’s error an unfortunate accident, but report that the nurse is still employed at the medical center.
Children who suffer injuries as a result of medical errors are often left with injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. In many cases, they have limited ability to participate in activities as they grow older and can suffer emotional distress. In more serious, injuries to children can result in amputation, paralysis, brain injury, or death.
In addition, injuries to children as a result of a medical error also cause an increase in medical expenses that the family will incur to care for the child. Those costs can be a burden to a family already trying to cope with their child’s injury. Victims and their families should not have to worry about those costs and should have the right to recover for any damages as a result medical malpractice.
The Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling cases involving injury as a result of medical errors. Our extremely skilled team of medical malpractice attorneys and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation or any other type of personal injury as a result of a medical error or negligent care received by a medical provider, contact the medical malpractice lawyers of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.