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IV Infiltration Lawsuit

An IV Infiltration Lawsuit is the logical next step if you have experienced a severe wound caused by an IV infiltration or extravasation. And you’ve come to the right place: the lawyers at Davis Adams have developed an expertise in these cases and routinely deliver exceptional results for their clients.

 

Indeed, our firm very likely handles more IV infiltration and extravasation cases than any other firm in Georgia. We know what to look for, and what to do when we find the information we need.

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What are IV infiltrations?

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Author: Jess Davis, Partner, Davis Adams

Mr. Davis is an accomplished IV infiltration malpractice attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. He has received virtually every award and honor available to Georgia trial attorneys. He is one of the foremost experts on IV infiltration malpractice law in Georgia. Published on March 16, 2017, last updated on June 27, 2019.

An IV infiltration occurs when a nonvesicant (non-irritating) fluid or medication given intravenously leaks into the surrounding tissue. Infiltration can be caused by improper placement of the IV by the healthcare professional, or by dislodgment of the catheter caused by the patient’s movements.

 

As a healthcare provider, there are steps to take to prevent IV infiltration:

  • First of all, use correct venipuncture strategy.
  • Select an appropriate IV site, avoiding areas of flexion.
  • Follow your facility’s plan for safeguarding the IV catheter.
  • Observe the IV site regularly.
  • Ask the patient to report any kind of swelling or tenderness at the IV site.

 

As a health care professional, it is necessary to know the distinction between infiltration and extravasation.

 

IV infiltration, when fluid infuses into the tissues bordering the venipuncture area, is among the most typical troubles that can occur with an IV. This often happens when the point of the catheter slips out of the capillary, the catheter travels through the wall of the capillary, or the blood vessel wall permits some of the IV liquid to infuse into the surrounding cells. IV infiltration can cause discomfort and wounds, in some cases. 

On the other hand, infiltration is often confused with extravasation, which can be even more serious. Extravasation takes place when there is unintentional infiltration of a vesicant or chemotherapeutic drug into the surrounding IV site. IV extraversion injuries can include burns and blistering of the skin and underlying tissue.

IV infiltration complications.

IV infiltration complications can be serious, so healthcare professionals who are dispensing IV liquids or medicines to a client via an outer IV site should be alert for signs and symptoms of issues. They should also institute safety procedures and understand just how to remediate the problem when complications do take place.

 

Signs and symptoms of IV infiltration include:

  • Swelling, pain, burning, and/or tightness
  • Cool skin
  • Blanching
  • Decreased circulation or lack of blood flow

 

Regular assessment of the IV site can aid to prevent a lot of the difficulties related to IV seepage. However, in busy practices, sometimes this monitoring is not provided, and that is where trouble can arise. 

 

If you have been injured by IV infiltration, consider consulting expert medical malpractice attorneys like those at Davis Adams.

What is the statute of limitations for an IV infiltration lawsuit?

IV infiltration and other types of medical malpractice, such as neurology malpractice or assisted living facility negligence are unfortunately more common than you’d like to think. So, it’s important to understand the laws around this type of case, including the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations, in general, is the set of rules governing the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. 

 

In an IV infiltration lawsuit, as with other medical malpractice suits, you typically have two years from the date of the negligent care to file your lawsuit. However, a number of factors may affect this time limit, including if a child is involved, if a federal facility provided the care, and more. 

 

As a best practice, we recommend consulting with an experienced IV infiltration lawsuit attorney to get tailored advice for your individual situation. 

Read what one extravasation and IV infiltration lawsuit client has to say:

“I was admitted to my local hospital for chest pain, but I was discharged with a burned and disfigured arm from an IV extravasation. I was pleased to find that the best IV malpractice attorneys anywhere are right here in Atlanta. Excellent lawyers.”

K.E. of Stone Mountain, GA 

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Tens of millions in judgments and settlements verify our dedication to fighting clinical malpractice lawsuits– and to doing it much better than any other law practice. At Davis Adams, we are submerged in IV infiltration lawsuits every day, rapidly spotting patterns as they appear and pioneering new legal approaches and techniques to battle the ever-changing insurance defense sector. 

 

We have access to leading medical professionals at institutions around the country, and we frequently review our clients’ cases with these experts. We have the expertise, the network, and the resources to get you the compensation you deserve. We are constantly developing our skills as IV infiltration lawsuit attorneys. No one does it better.

We can handle your IV infiltration lawsuit wherever you live.

Davis Adams is headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia but our reach is statewide. We routinely take on IV infiltration lawsuits in all parts of Georgia, including Macon, Savannah, Columbus, and Albany. 

 

Indeed, our geographic reach is confirmed by the reality that our firm’s largest settlement ($17,000,000) occurred in Fulton County, while our biggest verdict ($10,000,000) took place in Jefferson County. 

 

So, regardless of where you live in Georgia, selecting the most effective IV infiltration lawyer is more important than working with the closest attorney. As a client, you have simply one chance to acquire justice. You can entrust that opportunity to us, wherever you happen to be situated. Contact Davis Adams today.