As many Oregon patients have experienced, medical mistakes can happen at even the best medical facilities. Hospital staff negligence can take many forms. It may result in a patient being administered the wrong medication, surgical errors or the failure to diagnose a disease. Even for those who protect the rights of injured patients, shocking claims of medical malpractice have been asserted in a new lawsuit filed against a Midwest doctor.
The suit accuses the doctor of performing surgery on the wrong side of a 53-year-old woman's brain. The patient had originally gone to a hospital to undergo a "left-sided craniotomy bypass" operation. The operation was scheduled after she had suffered from strokes for five years. Its purpose was to prevent future strokes.