Claim: damages due to osteomyelitis medical malpractice – Osteomyelitis is an osteoarticular infection which my have various degrees of severity and, is generally, as a result of a severe fracture, the transmission of blood or a due to medical error.
Injury due to osteomyelitis malpractice
Very often, and especially in recent years, this disease was caused by incompetence or by negligence on the part of a medical practitioner. The recent and numerous cases of osteomyelitis due to medical error is a genuine testimony to this, which has given way to a series of complaints and damage repayments designed to compensate patients who, in spite of their injuries, have had to overcome serious and persistent illness, depending obviously on the severity of their individual situations.
The infection in the bones and joints can cause some very dangerous conditions, and also, physical and injury and damage to moral, the patient may require professionals specializing in medical malpractice, and submit a claim which would usually be accepted after a thorough appraisal by a legal doctor (the terms lapse once a medical certificate is over 10 years old).
Unfortunately, there are multiple medical malpractice cases, which have also been reported by the media and in newspapers, where medical malpractice has been shown to be evident after a surgical intervention, were patients themselves have found forgotten objects such as bandages or pieces of surgical instruments used in the operating room still inside them.
The infective process of osteomyelitis affects both the bone that the bone marrow and involves the production of pus. The disease can be acute or chronic and is usually localized by laboratory examinations such as MRI, X-rays and bone scans.
The most common signs of osteomyelitis are sharp pains and decreased mobility of the hand, swelling, fever, redness, appearance of fistulas, tuberculosis and syphilis.
Osteomyelitis is often only diagnosed after a lengthy period. Depending on its severity and on the area affected the best therapy is based on a broad-spectrum of antibiotics combined with analgesic drugs which can reduce the perception of pain.
Once identified with certainty it is best to opt for a targeted treatment of antibiotic against the bacterial species which causes the infection, this should significantly shorten recovery time.
Severe cases of osteomyelitis, however, necessitate treated with surgery to remove the infected area. In cases where a cure or surgical removal is not performed in a timely manner a shortening of the bone may occur and deformities may appear.