There are many times when surgical errors take place and patients suffer the consequences. If you’ve been hurt by a surgeon or nursing assistant who wasn’t monitoring you correctly, it’s important that you have a chance to reach out for help.
There are three main medical mistakes that lead to malpractice lawsuits in the United States. Diagnostic errors, medication errors and surgical errors top the list. Surgical errors include many different mistakes, like operating on the wrong patient, the wrong site on the body, the wrong side of the body or leaving tools inside a patient. Infections caused by poor hygiene can also be an issue.
As a victim of a surgical error, you may now need an additional operation to fix a mistake, could have suffered injuries due to objects being left in your body or may be struggling to overcome an infection and pain caused by a surgical mistake. Whatever the reason is for your injury, if your surgeon or surgical team made a mistake that led to it, you deserve to have your case heard.
As a patient, you should be treated with respect, and your surgeon must treat you with an appropriate standard of care. If you’ve been neglected or injured due to distractions, negligence or simply poor work on your medical team’s behalf, you deserve to have your case heard and to be compensated. Our website has more information on surgical errors and the steps you should take if you want to be compensated. You only have a limited time to file a claim against your doctor.