An extravasation injury generally occurs near the site of an intravenous (IV) injection. This can cause bodily fluid to start leaking into the region. While it may in some cases be easily treated, other times an extravasation injury is not detected and diagnosed early enough. Hence, with a long delay of proper treatment, the injury can result in devastating, life-altering injuries or sickness.Failure to diagnose an extravasation injury can cause the following conditions:
- the need for an additional surgery to correct any complications;
- loss of limb;
- disability; and/or
Similarly, if an extravasation injury is wrongly diagnosed-and the result is a delay in treatment-you may experience psychological and emotional effects, such as extreme pain and suffering. Any form of intravenous (IV) treatment or therapy carries a risk of IV errors, which in turn, can lead to serious injuries such as extravasation. Hiring a Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Pursuing a Chicago medical malpractice claim based on an IV error-or any type of medical negligence, for that matter-is never an easy task. Doctors and hospitals are prepared to aggressively defend against medical malpractice claims, and as such, have employed an arsenal of seasoned legal defense experts.If you believe you have been injured as a result of a medical professional’s negligent actions, you should not be left to face the consequences on your own. An experienced Chicago medical malpractice attorney can evaluate your medical malpractice case, assess damages, and help prove negligence. Contact us today at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle for a no cost case evaluation – 312-263-1080.