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Man wins lawsuit for torn urethral wall

Most New City area residents will need to go to the doctor for a routine procedure. There are certain situations in which minimally invasive techniques need to be used in order to diagnose a medical issue or to fix a medical problem. Most of the time these procedures go as planned and the patient is not injured. But, occasionally a serious accident occurs where the patient suffers an unexpected injury.

A New York man filed a lawsuit against his urologist because of an unexpected injury during a cystoscopy exam. The victim went to the urologist with a complaint that there was blood in his urine. The urologist did a cystoscopy exam in order to figure out what was causing the problem. During the cystoscopy exam, the sheath with a tiny camera on one end, punctured the man's urethra wall. Because of the tear, the victim has suffered from recurring strictures that has caused pain, urinary complaints and other issues. The man has undergone one surgery and will be undergoing another one soon. The victim's urologist was found negligent and the victim has received a settlement worth nearly $3.6 million.

No one expects a routine exam will lead to a serious injury. Medical providers are supposed to "do no harm" so when something happens it is the victim's right to hold them accountable. If a person has suffered an injury due to a negligent medical provider, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in medical malpractice. An attorney can review the situation surrounding the unexpected injury by reviewing medical records and consulting with medical experts. They can get the answers the victim deserves. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, future medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.

If a person has been unexpectedly injured in a medical procedure, they have the legal right to hold the medical provider accountable for their negligence. A patient should not have to worry that a routine medical procedure will lead to a worsened condition.

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