Healthcare today has changed from what it used to be. Healthcare used to be one of the biggest prides of our country, and now it has changed because of the overwhelming amount of mistakes, misdiagnosis, medical errors, prescribing the wrong prescription, and even leaving surgical instruments in patients. Recently in Florida a man went in to the hospital to undergo a routine surgery on his right knee, during recovery the area where the surgery was performed began to swell and puss. The doctors at his hospital believed that it was just an infection caused from the surgery. Little did they know that less than three weeks later they would have to amputate the man’s leg above the knee because the infection had destructed his leg and knee so badly that he could no longer walk. The source of the infection? Doctors had left a small pin in the man’s knee that was accidentally dropped during surgery. No one knows whether it was accidentally dropped and no doctors noticed, or a doctor dropped it and was too lazy to look for it. Either way this is a huge problem in hospitals today, doctors are nurses are not taking the time they once took to look after patients. If doctors has done an X-RAY of the mans knee they would have easily seen the pin and most likely would have been able to save the man from amputation. If this has happened to you or a loved one visit nbrlawfirm.com to get in touch with an expert medical malpractice lawyer who can help you with your case. Don’t wait until it is too late.
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