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The link between medical malpractice and emotional trauma

On Behalf of | Apr 24, 2019 | Medical Malpractice

Dealing with medical conditions and procedures can create a lot of emotional stress. As a patient, you may be worried about your future health as well as the surgery that you will have to undertake. In addition to this preliminary stress, unsuccessful procuedures or unexpected medical issues can become too much to handle.

The poor management of health care by medical professionals in Charlotte can cause emotional stress and trauma. It can be possible to take action as a result of these emotional damages if you can prove that the medical provider was negligent in some way. If you feel traumatized due to a medical experience that you had, you may want to consider making a medical malpractice claim.

The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a relatively common psychological condition that arises after certain events or experiences. When a person experiences a traumatic event, they may start to have unexplained anxiety, trouble sleeping, flashbacks, phobias and depression. PTSD should be diagnosed only by a medical professional, but it can often occur after a person underwent a traumatic surgery or an illness that caused a lot of pain and fear.

When can the occurrence of medical-related PTSD be tied to medical malpractice?

There are many situations in which PTSD could be caused by medical malpractice. As an example, medical malpractice could be to blame when anesthesia is not sufficiently administered due to negligence, causing the patient to suffer extreme pain.

Another example could be a situation where a woman who is delivering a baby is not given the reassurance and emotional support she requires by nurses. As a result, she may feel crippling fear throughout the entire labor, worrying about the safety of herself and her baby. This lack of communication with the patient can lead to far-reaching consequences. It can affect the mental health of the new mother, and it can stifle her ability to bond with her baby.

If you believe that your medical provider failed in their duty toward you in some way, it is important that you take action to claim the damages that you deserve. Claiming damages for PTSD could help you to pay for therapy treatment so that you are able to fully recover.

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