Types of Surgical Error


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Unfortunately, sub-par medical training, long hours, and a high level of workplace stress can all lead to these professionals committing a critical surgical error. During a surgical procedure, doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare providers must make split-second decisions that could mean the difference between life and death, or between serious injury and a full recovery, for their patients. During medical school, future doctors are required to work long hours. Most people would say they wouldn't want a mechanic who's not slept in 2 days work on their car, but that may be how long the surgeon has been up. Healthcare providers can held to a standrad of care. When they fail to met that standard by making a negligent surgical error, they may be liable for medical malpractice.

Types of Surgical Error

Some of the most common surgical errors seen by Charleston medical malpractice lawyers include anesthesiology error, the creation of an incorrect incision, the use of improperly sterilized equipment, and operating on the wrong organ, body part, or even the wrong patient. There has also been successfully medical malpractice lawsuits on behalf of victims who suffered infection and severe personal injury when surgeons left tools or other medical equipment inside the body cavity after a procedure, or who caused damage to other areas of the body during surgery. One especially severe and life-changing surgical error is known as negligent amputation, where a surgeon performs an unnecessary amputation or removes the incorrect limb. This, and any other surgical error, can lead to physical and emotional trauma that can adverse affect one's quality of life. If you suspect that you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice in the form of a surgical error committed immediately before, during, or following a surgical procedure, contact a medical malpractice attorney to have your case reviewed.

Wrongful Death from Surgical Error

Approximately 98,000 wrongful deaths occur in the United States each year as the result of surgical error. When a family member unexpectedly dies as the result of surgical error, it can be shocking and can devastate loved ones emotionally as well as financially. While there is no financial compensation that can atone for the sudden loss of a loved one as the result of medical negligence, our attorneys can help families pursue compensation for medical expenses, the loss of financial support that results from this death, pain and suffering, and other claims. The Charleston medical malpractice attorneys at the Clore Law Group LLC have help others recover financial damage to pat for their ongoing medical treatment. If you or a loved one was victim of a surgical error, call 843-722-8070 now to speak to an attorney.

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