A young mother believes that she became the victim of medical malpractice as a result of the negligence performed at a hospital by seven physicians.
Her story began back in 2009 when she was admitted to the hospital to have a minor gynecological procedure done. However, during the surgery, her intestine was punctured. This OB/GYN medical mistake led to a massive infection and eventually blood poisoning.
The situation became life threatening as her lower legs contracted gangrene. At that point, her only option was to have both of her feet amputated in order to save her life. Now this 32-year-old woman relies upon the use of prosthetic legs in order to walk.
Since then, this victim has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit for her life-changing disability that has obviously negatively impaired her life. She has named the hospital and seven physicians for contributing to the eventual amputation of her feet.
She originally filed this lawsuit in the county where she resides. However, the hospital made a motion to move the lawsuit to the county where its business is located.
This woman and her attorney believe that she will have a better outcome if a jury from her vicinity hears her tale. It is possible that such a jury may be more sympathetic to her plight. On the other hand, it is possible that those living in the county where the hospital is located may be more sympathetic to a hospital in their community.
A judge recently ruled against the hospital and will allow her case to continue as filed. This type of procedural issue is just one small facet that may arise during a medical malpractice lawsuit. As this story shows, effective representation may have a significant effect on the outcome of a case.