Did Your Surgeon Make a Harmful Mistake?
Surgery is always a risky proposition, as many things can go wrong to result in serious complications or even the death of a patient. Some surgical mishaps are unavoidable and are not necessarily anyone’s fault. However, the risks of harm get significantly higher when a surgeon makes a serious error.
Some common surgical errors include:
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Performing the wrong procedure
- Not reviewing the patient’s medical history to identify possible risks
- Not properly sanitizing equipment
- Leaving sponges or other objects in a patient
- Operating while overly fatigued or intoxicated
- Anesthesia errors
When a surgeon strays from the required standard of care for a certain procedure, a patient can suffer serious harm and the surgeon may be held liable for medical malpractice.
Another issue arises when a surgeon fails to notify a patient of all possible risks of a procedure. Patients should have full knowledge of the potential risks and benefits of a particular type of surgery, so they can make an educated decision whether they want to face those risks. If you suffer an injury during surgery and your doctor should have notified you of the known risk of that injury, you may have the right to seek compensation for your losses.
Surgical errors can result in many injuries and complications that may require additional surgeries, extended hospital stays or longer recovery time, permanent impairments, or wrongful death. An attorney can help injured patients seek payment for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Boca Raton Right Away
If you suffered an unnecessary injury because of a medical professional’s mistake, discuss your rights with a Boca Raton medical malpractice attorney at Glotzer & Kobren. Call 561.361.8677 or contact us online for a free case evaluation as soon as possible.