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When Surgery Goes Wrong, What Are Your Rights?

Posted by Smiley & Smiley on Mar 5, 2020 5:15:00 PM

 

When Surgery Goes Wrong, What Are Your Rights?

Needing surgery is a daunting idea for anyone. Very few people are exposed to surgical procedures at a rate that would decrease the nerves and uncertainties involved. Everyone expects their or their loved one's surgeries to be performed immaculately and leave no room for error. When surgeries go wrong, the results can be catastrophic.

The Reality of a Hospital

If you are the victim of a botched surgery, it is important to establish what went wrong. There is no guarantee that a procedure will correct whatever issue was being confronted. However, there is a difference between minor human errors and negligence. Doctors are fallible humans who aim to use their knowledge and experience to complete a seamless procedure. When the mistakes come at the expense of the patient, malpractice should be investigated.

Most people want to believe the best of hospitals. When you or a loved one goes to the doctor, the problem should be fixed. Unfortunately, alongside natural causes in the body, the hospital can also pose a problem. Doctors often work long hours of high stress with few breaks. Indeed, many hospital workers have stories of how arduous a shift can really be. Additionally, hospitals are a business. They aim to make as much money as possible. Understaffing and overbooking surgeons is a reality at hospitals around the country.

Malpractice

There are many major errors that could go wrong during surgery. To start, there are reports of a procedure being done on the wrong location or on the wrong patient altogether. Many mistakes are less noticeable but still damaging. Nerve damage, infection due to unclean tools, and damage to internal organs are just a few of the problems that can arise during surgery. 

Conclusion

To find out if your injury sustained during surgery can be pursued in court, it is vital to speak with a personal injury lawyer. Medical suits can be complex and difficult to pursue. Contact us today to learn more about what our professional team can do for you. 

Topics: Hospital, malpractice, attorney hiring, healthcare

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