An IV error is a surprisingly common type of medical negligence in Illinois. It can result in serious injuries or even death in the most severe cases. A Chicago medical malpractice attorney can examine the details of your case to determine whether medical negligence played a part in the IV errors that caused your injury.
Injury From IV Errors: Extravasation Injury
There are various bodily injuries that you may suffer as the result of an IV error. Of those potential injuries, an extravasation injury is among the more serious. An extravasation injury takes place near an IV injection region and may be caused by an incorrect injection or by fluid leaking near the site.
An extravasation injury can arise after an IV medical procedure and may lead to devastating consequences if not properly diagnosed. A medical professional’s failure to diagnose and treat this injury in a reasonable timeframe can lead to further complications and injury. Such a scenario may result in the need to file an Illinois medical malpractice claim.
Failure to properly diagnosis an extravasation injury may lead to:
- loss of limb;
- need for amputation;
- disability; and/or
If you have suffered a life-long injury as the result of an extravasation injury, or any type of IV error, a Chicago medical malpractice attorney can talk to you about your options for pursuing an Illinois medical malpractice claim. You may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Hiring a Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney
Pursuing an Illinois 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 fight 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.