The Potential Costly Mistakes Of Medical Malpractice In Kentucky
Imagine that you go in for a seemingly simple standard medical procedure, but you develop blood poisoning and gangrene and nearly die. This was the case of Stacey Gallette, a 33 year old woman from Long Island, New York. Specifically, during a laparoscopic removal of an ectopic pregnancy, her surgeon punctured her colon. The doctor's mistake caused a domino effect of circumstances that nearly killed Ms. Gallette and has led to a lifetime of crippling injuries. As a result, Ms. Gallette had to spend 73 days in the intensive care unit where she went into cardiac arrest three times. Not only did Gallette spend an unnecessary amount of time in the hospital, she was also forced to undergo several life altering medical procedures.
In addition to the installation of a colostomy bag, Ms. Gallette also had to have several skin grafts because of a raging blood infection that resulted from the doctor's original act of negligence. Moreover, while she was at the hospital, Ms. Gallette had to take a very strong antibiotic, which caused her to lose her hearing due to the amount of medicine required to treat the infection. At one point, doctors could not control the infection, which led to the amputation of her feet below the ankles. By the 64th day at the hospital, doctors also had to amputate both of her legs below the knee. Overall, these medical complications not only completely changed her life, but also changed the lives of her friends and family. Specifically, her parents are the now the primary care takers of her 13 year old daughter.
At Goeing Goeing McQuinn PLLC, we see the impact of these medical mistakes on the lives of our clients and as such, want to make a difference for you in the event you faced a similar fate. Our Kentucky medical malpractice attorneys will take the time you need to review your case, evaluate your legal options, and help you to make the best decisions regarding your case. Don't wait until it is too late to seek the legal representation you deserve!