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Surgical errors are widespread
Surgical errors are widespread, and include in-patient and out-patient procedures. As many as forty wrong-site surgeries occur per week in the United States and the number of other surgical errors is much larger. The impact of a surgical error can be devastating: serious injury, infection, unnecessary amputation, and even death can result.
Surgical errors include
Laparoscopic procedure errors
Heightened complications due to prolonged anesthesia
Wrong-site errors (incorrect limbs)
Misinterpretation of x-rays and MRIs
Medication errors during surgery
Failure to retrieve surgical implements from surgery site
Errors during intraoperative care
Errors during preoperative care
Errors during postoperative care
31% of surgical malpractice cases, errors occurred
A recent study showed that in 31% of surgical malpractice cases, errors occurred in multiple phases of care, and in 62% of cases, more than one clinician was implicated in surgical errors. Surgical errors are linked to technical incompetence, inexperience, lack of knowledge, communication breakdowns, lack of hospital systems and management, fatigue, patient-related factors, multiple personnel, and even the time of day.
If you believe you have suffered due to a surgical mistake or a misinterpretation of an x-ray or MRI, you can file a surgical malpractice claim by proving a doctor-patient relationship, and showing a direct relationship between a doctor/medical team’s mistake and your suffering. ‘
Call Kravitz Law Group today to see if you have a legal case. Our surgery malpractice attorneys will aggressively seek justice and maximum damages for your pain, suffering, and costs.
Surgical Errors Malpractice Lawyer, Tampa
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