Surgeries are a significant part of the American healthcare service. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that an average of 54.1 million inpatient surgeries and almost 37 million outpatient surgeries occur in the United States annually. Surgical procedures are inherently dangerous, given the nature of the procedures. Coupled with the fact that doctors are human, surgical mistakes are inevitable. Unfortunately, the damage caused by such errors can be extensive and often irreparable.
Studies reveal that at least 4,000 serious surgical error occur every year. This leads to surgical malpractice suits being brought against the hospital and its staff. Of the medical malpractice cases filed in the United States on behalf of victims, 50% were against surgeons. While patients sign an “informed consent,” surgical mistakes go beyond this. When a doctor fails to pay proper attention during a surgical procedure, they can cause serious injury that can potentially be fatal. If you were injured because of a surgical mistake, you may have grounds for compensation!
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There are moments when surgeons commit unforgivable mistakes. These are called “never events.” Like the name suggests, these events should never occur. If a doctor does commit a never event, they can cause serious damage that may not be repairable.
Common never events occur:
If a doctor commits a never event transgression, they must be held accountable for their mistake. With the appropriate legal representation, you can seek the compensation you deserve.
No two surgeries are the same. As such, the reasons for surgical errors can vary by patients. However, studying the lawsuits brought against surgeons, there are common factors that cause surgery errors.
Common causes for surgery mistakes include:
Our law firm dedicates our time and energy to protect medical malpractice victims from negligence. We understand how painful a surgical error can be. If you or a loved one sustained severe injuries because of a mistake made in the operating room, you may have grounds for compensation. Contact our Dallas medical malpractice attorneys today to schedule a free consultation. We will review your case and inform you of your rights. To us, our clients are our family. We fight on their behalf as such.
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