Confidential Settlement for Chemical Burn
In 2010, a South Carolina woman was recovering from surgery when a nurse administered calcium by IV. Rather than diluting the calcium with saline, checking to make sure the IV was in the vein, or listening to the patient when she said "Please stop, it burns," the nurse released the entire shot into the arm. Undiluted calcium can produce a serious burn, which is exactly what happened in this case.
In addition to severe pain, the patient sustained a chemical burn injury and lifelong scarring. Though no amount of surgery or money could undo the harm, we were able to secure a confidential settlement for the victim. If you have questions about a burn injury in South Carolina, call me at (803) 790-2800, or you can start a live chat to speak with a team member at any time.