There may be various types of injuries that might prompt a need for a person to undergo a medical procedure to treat the condition. These procedures may play an integral role in the treatment process. But if medical professionals in North Carolina fail to provide the necessary standard of care, the outcome of the situation could have a lingering impact on the patient’s life. A former NFL running back named Michael Cox was recently awarded a substantial monetary judgment after filing a medical malpractice claim that accused a surgeon and a facility of failing to provide adequate care.
According to reports, Cox sought medical treatment after suffering severe leg injuries during an NFL game. He was reportedly scheduled to undergo an operation to repair damage to his ankle, but he claims he wasn’t provided with an adequate level of care. He asserts that the procedure did little to treat his condition and instead left him with permanent injuries that would ultimately bring an end to his NFL career.
Reports indicate that Cox proceeded to file a medical malpractice claim against the surgeon and the facility, accusing them of negligence. During legal proceedings, a jury found the other parties culpable of negligence by providing inadequate care and causing Cox to suffer permanent harm. The jury ruled in favor of awarding him with a monetary judgment of just over $28 million.
Failure to provide adequate treatment is a type of medical malpractice that could wreak havoc on various aspects of a patient’s life. Individuals in North Carolina who suffer severe or permanent harm under such scenarios may face various challenges and struggle to carry out everyday tasks and they might have questions about the available options with which to safeguard their future interests. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can evaluate the situation thoroughly and assist a person in preparing to pursue the full amount of restitution deserved through a medical malpractice claim.