No matter how “minor” your surgery may be, there are always potential risks involved. With any surgical procedure, medical professionals must be at their sharpest and most alert. If they are not, it could result in serious medical injury, which may be life-threatening if left untreated. This guide will help you determine what surgical errors are and how you should go about getting help for medical malpractice.
What Is A Surgical Error?
If you’ve experienced any kind of preventable or easily avoided mistake during surgery, you’ve experienced a surgical error. Even after signing a document that proves you’ve provided “informed consent,” medical professionals can still be held liable for any malpractice that may occur during surgery. All patients know that even the most minor surgical procedure involves some risk, but we trust that the medical professionals involved are doing their absolute best for the health and safety of their patients. If this standard is not met, you need to contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
How Can They Happen?
There is a long list of potential reasons why surgical errors may occur. Of course, no two patients are exactly alike so no two surgeries are exactly alike, but it’s important to know that you are entitled to a healthy life. Surgical errors may be due to incompetence, insufficient preoperative planning, improper work process, poor communication, fatigue, being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and/or neglect.
What Are The Most Common Errors?
There are many types of surgical errors that happen in even the most highly-regarded hospitals and medical facilities. It’s important to note, however, that no matter how minor the error may be, it could lead to life-changing or life-threatening results. The most common surgical errors are nerve injury during surgery, administering too much medication, administering too little medication, performing surgery in the wrong area, failing to remove a piece of medical equipment from the patient, operating on an incorrect body part, and operating on an incorrect patient.
Are You Suffering From The Consequences Of A Surgical Error? Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
The lawyers of Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical malpractice claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn for more information.