Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Texas Woman Claims that Chemotherapy Treatment Caused Stroke

When Ivalyn Anderson of Orange, Texas arrived at the Ben Rogers Cancer Institute to begin chemotherapy treatment for her disease in 2006, she and her family were holding out hope for a speedy recovery. Unfortunately, Anderson suffered a stroke soon after she began treatment, an outcome that she blames on the method that was used to administer her chemotherapy drugs. A subcutaneous central venous access device was inserted into one of Anderson’s veins to dispense medication, and soon afterwards, Anderson suffered a stroke, a traumatic rupture of her subclavian artery, and permanent injuries to her brain and heart. Anderson’s medical malpractice suit claims that the misplacement of the device – and the staff’s subsequent failure to recognize the error – caused her injuries.

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