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Posted on June 6, 2017 by

Medical Malpractice Case Filed Against Clinic for Flesh Eating Bacteria Fatality

Medical malpractice cases can be difficult to prove. However, there are instances when enough evidence is present that the victims have the upper hand. One such case occurred recently, according to an article on the Legal Reader website.

The case involved a forty-three-year-old man who suffered and died from a flesh eating bacteria. It took some time to finally diagnose him with necrotizing fasciitis, which is a rare bacteria that destroys the flesh under the skin. The problems in this case were plenty.

The family of the now deceased man states that he had to go to multiple hospitals and clinics to get properly diagnosed. He suffered from severe mental and physical pain because of the bacteria. Also, no infectious disease treatment was started, nor did the man ever receive any antibiotics to treat his condition.

The man was given medication to treat the flu, because he presented with flu-like symptoms at first. The family repeatedly asked for antibiotics because of additional physical issues he was experiencing. Their requests were denied.

He was transported to another hospital where he suffered several cardiac arrests. At least he was properly diagnosed, but then his leg was amputated. The infection had spread too far.

As your St. Louis medical malpractice lawyer, we hope you’re never in a similar situation. If so, a St. Louis medical malpractice lawyer offers you or your family hope for proper compensation. Contact us.