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Surgical error is a very dangerous type of medical malpractice. A poor outcome from surgery is not always the result of medical malpractice, but surgical mistakes such as those leading to infections and other complications are often covered up by medical staff and hospitals as the result of a normal risk of surgery. Some types of surgical error are more obvious cases of medical malpractice. A Sunrise, FL, medical malpractice attorney of Fenster & Cohen, P.A. can help you determine if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Types of Surgical Error
Some of the common types of surgical error include:
- Use of dirty surgical instruments
- Other unsanitary conditions
- Item left inside of a patient
- Anesthesia errors
- Inappropriate procedure due to failure to fully consider patient’s medical history or condition
- Failure to provide instructions to patient, such as refraining from eating and drinking or taking medications for the proper amount of time before the procedure
- Nicking or cutting nerves, blood vessels, muscles, organs, or other tissues which should not have been involved in the surgery
Wrong Site Surgery
Dramatic cases of having the wrong limb or organ removed during surgery can seem so bizarre that it is tempting to believe they are merely the stuff of urban legend. Unfortunately, wrong site surgery is a very real problem. Wrong site surgery includes:
- Removal of the wrong body part
- Surgery on the wrong body part
- Surgery on the wrong side of the body
- Surgery on the wrong patient
Wrong site surgery can be the result of poor communication between medical staff, improper record keeping, or improper marking of a patient immediately before surgery.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of surgical error, pleas call Sunrise, FL, medical malpractice attorneys Fenster & Cohen, P.A. by calling (954) 473-1500 or toll-free at (877) 845-8989 or contact us online. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.