Ohio Woman Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Following Errors During Procedure

by | November 22nd, 2013

November 22, 2013

Doctors in the state of Ohio have a responsibility to meet certain regulations and standards regarding the care of patients. Any failure to do so that results in patients being harmed could lead to the physician, staff, and facilities facing potential claims of liability. The Ohio Medical Malpractice Attorneys with the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy state such a claim was recently filed in Summit County Common Pleas Court.

According to a story published by USA Today, a 39-year-old woman had a colposcopy procedure performed by a physician at the Paragon Health facility. During the procedure, the doctor believed he was spraying a vinegar-based solution onto the woman’s vagina, but instead sprayed the a bottle containing chemicals found in drain cleaner.

The woman reported an immediate burning sensation, causing the doctor to attempt to flush the solution away with saline and apply a numbing cream without gloves. The victim later was examined at a local hospital, where staff removed a plastic bottle cap from behind her cervix.

The victim has filed suit against the doctor, claiming his negligence has caused her to suffer pain and bleeding, has limited her ability to have intimate relations with her husband or have children, and may result in her need to have a hysterectomy. She is seeking more than $25,000 in damages.

The law firm’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers is hopeful a decision in the case brings the victim a sense of closure.