Pennsylvania residents go to the doctor for various reasons. Whether it is for an ailment, injury or a procedure, patients not only put a lot of trust in medical staff; they sometimes risk their lives at the hands of a doctor. A medical malpractice can occur due to medical error or negligence. When this happens, the patient can suffer greatly. The medical issue can worsen, new medical issues can occur or a fatality can result from a medical malpractice incident. This not only affects the life of the patient, but the lives of their loved ones, as well.
Medical malpractice can be any action that causes injury to a patient through negligence. In the case of one lawsuit that went to trial recently, the alleged medical malpractice stemmed from a simple blood donation gone wrong, which could happen to any Pennsylvania resident. According to the plaintiff, the donation provided to a blood center in another state led to a life-threatening infection that resulted in severe injury.