Surgical Errors: Surgeon and Doctor Malpractice
The decision to have surgery is often accompanied by anxiety and nervousness. Before surgery, we’ve all asked ourselves, “Will the doctor fix my problem… and will any pain or suffering now help me live a healthy and productive life in the future?”
Thankfully, the answer is often yes. Unfortunately, surgeries do not always go as planned and patients can end up worse off than before surgery. If you suffered a serious injury as a result of a surgery that did not go as planned, contact The Haymond Law Firm, your Connecticut medical malpractice attorney to discuss your rights.
Please remember, the basis for a medical malpractice claim is that a doctor, surgeon or other health care provider failed to follow customary medical procedures and as a result of this failure you have suffered a serious injury. In this type of case, if a doctor or other health care provider makes an error during surgery, it often results in severe and debilitating injuries. More often than not, a surgical error leads to irreparable and permanent harm.
Like many important medical procedures, surgery can involve a great deal of risk. While some surgical errors are unavoidable, many are avoidable so long as the surgeon and staff are well trained and proper procedure is followed. Thirty plus years of experience has taught Haymond Law Firm attorneys that certain avoidable surgical errors can often be the basis for a medical malpractice case.
Common surgical errors:
- Cutting or damaging nerves, organs, or other structures that should have been able to be avoided (for example, perforated colon)
- Incomplete surgical procedure (ex. failing to remove entire tumor)
- Cosmetic surgery error or unsatisfactory result
- Inadequate monitoring during or after surgery
- Performing surgical procedure on incorrect body part
- Misreading diagnostic tests or images leading to surgery
Surgeries that frequently produce surgical errors:
- Gastric bypass and intestinal surgery (common surgical error is a perforated colon)
- Child birth
- Open heart surgery / surgery in the chest cavity
- Cosmetic surgery
Surgical errors can result in serious physical and psychological injury. If you or a loved one underwent a surgery and suffered a serious injury, and you suspect that the injury is the result of a surgical error, you may have a claim. At The Haymond Law Firm we’ve been protecting patients’ rights for over 30 years, call today and start protecting yours.
Remember, each state has a specific amount of time when you can make your claim and a delay could prevent you from doing so. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call The Haymond Law Firm toll-free at 1-800-HAYMOND today.