While imaging techniques such as MRIs may play a vital role in the medical diagnostic process, there may also be certain scenarios in which such a process might pose a threat to the well-being of a patient. Excessive exposure to loud noise can carry a variety of potential health concerns, and sometimes the noise of machines that act to identify health concerns could leave patients in North Carolina facing new issues. A man in another state has filed a medical malpractice claim against a facility after claiming that negligence during an MRI caused him to suffer permanent hearing loss.
Loss of hearing
The incident reportedly began when the man was scheduled to undergo an MRI procedure at a local medical facility. The lawsuit states that staff members asked the man to undergo a second round of testing after claiming the first test failed to capture sufficient images. After the second procedure was complete, the man says he exited the machine only to find himself suffering from severe hearing loss.
According to the lawsuit, the man has since undergone several treatments and injections to address the loss of hearing, none of which proved fruitful. He claims that the machine used to perform his two MRIs was known to be the loudest one available and states that he was not given sufficient protection to shield him from harm. He has filed a medical malpractice claim accusing the facility and two staff members of negligence and asserts that the incident has left him with permanent loss of hearing.
While those who suffer permanent harm under similar scenarios may wish to seek restitution through a medical malpractice claim, preparing for the process can be a stressful and daunting task. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can evaluate the situation a person in North Carolina is facing and provide much-needed insight on all his or her available options. While there may be nothing one can do to change what took place, a successful legal claim could help provide much-deserved restitution during a challenging stage in life.