Common Types of Surgical Mistakes
Each year thousands of patients will suffer as a result of medical malpractice from a preventable surgical error. Although a hospital and the surgical team usually take the correct precautions to prevent mishaps, there are times when negligence, incompetence, improper processes, poor communication, and a host of other causes can lead to severe consequences. Some of the most common errors include:
- Foreign objects, such as a sponge, scissors, scalpel, or towel, left inside the body
- Operating on the wrong area or body part
- Unnecessary surgery
- Surgery on the wrong patient
- Anesthesia errors, such as too much or too little medication
- Damage to surrounding tissue, nerves, muscles, or ligaments
- Procedure unrelated to the patient’s diagnosis
- A failure to properly detect post-operative bleeding
When a medical mistake occurs, the consequences can be severe. Following the error, patients may be the victim of brain damage, infection, loss of a limb, and psychological effects. In very tragic cases, surgical errors can even result in wrongful death.
Why an Experienced Malpractice Attorney is Important
Oftentimes surgical errors can result in debilitating injuries or death, causing a lifetime of pain, suffering and trying times. If you or family member is a victim of a medical mistake, you have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries, hardships, and medical expenses. Medical malpractice cases become especially complicated when the doctor's and hospital's insurance and legal counsel becomes involved. These other parties do everything they can to deny you restitution. In these difficult situations, we can provide compassionate, dedicated representation. Our team will focus on building your case, letting you focus on healing.
We understand how trying this time can be, and our goal is to help alleviate some of the financial burdens you face. Throughout our many years of experience, we have helped victims just like you collect the compensation they deserve.
How We Can Help
With more than 50 years of combined experience, our attorneys at Rubin & Machado are experts in handling medical malpractice cases. Our team will work closely with a team of qualified medical experts to definitively determine the cause of the error, and then fight to hold the responsible parties responsible. We understand how trying this time can be, and our goal is to help alleviate some of the financial burdens you face. Throughout our many years of experience, we have helped victims just like you collect the compensation they deserve.
Seek Counsel Today
A medical procedure is already a stressful and difficult time for the patient and their family. However, when a routine surgery results in an avoidable catastrophic injury that destroys the quality of life of everyone involved, you have every right to seek compensation. If you have suffered from an injury, either physical or emotional at the hands of a medical professional, please contact us today to discuss your case.