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Medical malpractice complaint alleges dirty surgical instruments

With the often-lifesaving state of modern medicine, many Tennessee individuals might not worry much about going in for a medical treatment, especially not one that isn't particularly dangerous. It may be hard for some patients to imagine, then, what it would be like to go to a podiatry clinic for a common procedure only to be left with a terrible infection due to unhygienic conditions. This upsetting scenario is exactly what a medical malpractice lawsuit in another state is alleging occurred.

The recently filed complaint names both a podiatrist and the clinic where he is employed as defendants. The patient who filed the lawsuit sought treatment at the clinic in May 2016. The medical malpractice claim alleges that a man contracted a staph infection after a physician used unsanitary tools to perform a procedure.

The patient apparently went to the clinic to have a diabetic ulcer on his foot debrided. Per the lawsuit, during the procedure, the doctor failed to use tools that had been properly sanitized. As a result, the patient claims, he contracted a staph infection for which he had to seek hospital admittance. Apparently, his recover took a total of six months.

The medical malpractice lawsuit accuses the defendants of negligence when the doctor failed to take appropriate steps to protect the patient from infection. The plaintiff seeks all legal fees in addition to all reasonable sums due. Any individuals in Tennessee who have similarly suffered due to a doctor's negligence or error may wish to discuss their situations with an experienced medical malpractice attorney, who can help injured victims fight for justice and compensation.

Source:, "Panepinto Podiatry, doctor accused of using unsanitary tools during procedure", Carrie Bradon, Oct. 23, 2017

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