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Surgical mistakes big and small can have major consequences

Any surgical procedure comes with some amount of risk, whether it is routine or highly complex. Despite all the medical and technical advancements that have been made, there is no way to absolutely guarantee that an operation will be a success.

However, that does not mean that complications and errors are inevitable. In fact, there are numerous steps surgeons and their staff can and should take to avoid or minimize risks for patients. Unfortunately, mistakes still happen.

Some surgical mistakes are quite obvious. As noted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, these can include mistakes like:

  • Surgery on the wrong side of the body
  • Surgery on the wrong site
  • Performing the wrong procedure
  • Performing a procedure on the wrong patient

Other errors are less conspicuous, especially to people who are untrained in the medical field. These can involve single decisions that are made during the course of an operation that stray from the standards of accepted care or a chain of complicated actions that were misguided or mistaken based on the the individual situation.

Whether a mistake is blatant or not, it can have the potential to cause permanent and/or catastrophic damage. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or illness after surgery, it can be crucial to discuss the situation with an attorney who can help you understand what steps can be taken to investigate the situation and identify potentially negligent or reckless behaviors.

Taking legal action can allow you to recover compensation for damages you have suffered as a result of a surgical mistake. In many cases, people suffer not just physical damage but also emotional and financial damage as well. Filing a legal claim with the support of an attorney can help you build your case and fight to protect yourself and your future.

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