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Posted on February 28, 2019 by

Even Cat Bites Can Lead to Injury Litigation

Medical malpractice is something that is far too common in the St. Louis area. It happens all the time when patients have surgery, get any type of medical care, and even when they visit the emergency room. One woman experienced it firsthand when she went to the ER because of a cat bite

Woman Sues, Alleging Medical Malpractice After Cat Bite

When Michelle Nurnberg developed two absesses on her wrist after a cat bite, she felt that she should get medical attention. She was treated for an infection, and then sent home. The treatment was ineffective, and so she returned to the ER.

She was then given antibiotics and told to follow up with a hand surgeon. After three visits with him, she again had to go to the ER because of complications, including acute renal failure and cellulitis. It wasn't until she was treated by an infectious disease doctor that her body started to heal. 

How Can St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys Help?

In Michelle's case, she could have died as a result of her injuries. The medical professionals who treated her were negligent, which is why she filed a lawsuit. 

St. Louis personal injury attorneys understand the details that surround these types of cases. We know how to fight for people to get the compensation they deserve. If you believe you've been injured in a medical malpractice case, please contact us right away.