When one entrusts oneself to the care of a medical professional, it is right to reasonably assume that the care rendered will be done so according to the highest levels of professional and safety standards. Any person in Missouri who suffers illness or injury due to medical malpractice is able to file a legal claim in a civil court against the party or parties deemed negligent. A recent case outside the state involves a woman who claims that she suffered bodily injury during a recent surgical procedure.
The woman has filed a lawsuit against a large number of medical groups and professionals. Her claim states that she was undergoing a right knee replacement when, due to medical negligence, her arms were injured. The woman further asserts in her claim that the injuries, which are severe and permanent, occurred because the medical staff failed to properly restrain her during the surgical procedure.