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A surgical error can happen during any procedure

| Apr 7, 2016 | Surgical Errors

There is no denying the fact that some procedures are more risky than others. However, here is something to remember: A surgical error can happen during any procedure, regardless of the facility or medical staff.

You do your best to choose the right hospital and surgeons for your procedure, but sometimes this is not good enough. Through no fault of your own, a mistake is made that puts you in a worse position.

There is never a time when a patient should be needlessly injured due to a mistake, such as a doctor that neglects to live up to the standard of care. A surgical error can happen for many reasons, ranging from the wrong procedure being scheduled to a surgeon who is not qualified.

Laparoscopy procedures are on the rise, as this allows the surgical team to move in a fast manner. Better yet, it allows you to return home sooner. But there are risks associated with this, some of which are potentially life threatening. For instance, surgeons can cut the wrong bile duct or cut a blood vessel.

You cannot avoid a surgical procedure just because you are worried about a mistake being made. This is not the answer to your problem. The best thing you can do is choose your facility and medical team carefully.

If you are a victim of a surgical error, you need to put your health first. From there, once you are feeling up to it, contact us to learn more about your legal rights. You may be able to file a lawsuit to receive compensation for the mistake.


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