Ive been battling a bone infection for almost 10 months now. It was finally eradicated and everything was healing well. One of the stitches at the surgical incision did not hold so I went to the ER because the wound opened down to the bone. Two doctors came in without washing their hands or without wearing gloves and touched the wound. I was on IV antibiotics at the time and about a two weeks later developed a very serious infection that was from a different bacteria than the original infection. It is resistant to antibiotics which means it came from the hospital. I am furious that my recovery was ruined because two doctors didn't do their jobs properly! What can I do!?!?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional's negligence causes injury to a patient. Incorrect actions and inaction can both be forms of negligence.
Surgical malpractice occurs when a medical professional makes an error during surgery that was both preventable and beyond the normal risks.