Missouri Woman With Needle Lodged In Back Wins Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A Missouri woman wins a
medical malpractice lawsuit after a hypodermic needle was left in her back. The victim won
a $507,000 judgment for having to live with a hypodermic needle lodged
in her back for almost seven years.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a St. Louis County jury sided
with the Clayton plaintiff after a four-day trial last week. The plaintiff
brought a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor and the Allied
Physicians Group, LLC, in 2011. The doctor was with the Breakthrough Pain
Relief Clinic in Chesterfield, which is now closed. The plaintiff accused
the doctor of negligence during a 2009 injection treatment in which an
inch-and-a-half needle was embedded in the victim’s back. The injection
treatment was a standard medical procedure for bulging and degenerative discs.
According to the plaintiff’s attorney, all efforts to extract the
needle have failed, leaving the woman to cope with the pain and suffering.
An attorney for the doctor and Allied Physicians Group says his clients
are disappointed with the verdict and will appeal.
Negligence during a medical procedure or treatment can leave a patient
with lifelong pain and suffering. We all know that chronic pain can have
a devastating effect on all areas of our life including physically, emotionally,
relationally. Chronic pain can leave someone unable to do everyday tasks
and make it impossible to keep a job. If you have been injured due to
medical malpractice, please pick up the phone now and
contact Meyerkord and Meyerkord – St. Louis’ experts in personal injury law.