Surgical Mistake Lawsuit
A surgery could be a terrifying procedure for a patient. The idea of being put to sleep while a dangerous procedure is being performed on their body is mortifying to most. When a patient hears the word “surgery” they usually think that their medical condition has reached a new extreme. Fortunately, most surgeons are able to give them the confidence they need to enter the procedure calmly. People put their trust in these professionals all the time and usually have great results. Unfortunately, mistakes do happen. The results could be devastating.
Are you or someone you love a victim of a a surgical mistake? You may be entitled to monetary compensation. Contact a medical malpractice attorney in your local area for more information.
Surgeons are human just like the rest of us. They make mistakes too. However , in the medical field, a surgical mistake is called a “never event”. This is because a mistake like this should never happen for any reason. According to a research from Johns Hopkins University, there are at least 4,000 surgical mistakes every year. Mistakes could be as small as not stitching a wound up correctly to leaving behind foreign objects in an open wound.
Common surgical mistakes may lead to the following:
In a recent startling case, a woman in Alabama had gone to the hospital to have a C Section performed. When the procedure was over she felt strange. Over the course of a few weeks her stomach had swollen to about the size of another pregnancy. Before long, her bowel system had all but shut down. The woman finally went to the emergency room to find that the surgeon had left a sponge in her stomach. Removing the sponge and the infection was a long two hour procedure that took weeks to recover from. Laws on medical malpractice vary from state to state. It is important to act as quickly as possible. There may be a statute of limitations on your case.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to a surgical mistake, one of our lawyers may be able to help! ! Contact a medical malpractice lawyer in your local area today.