In the practice of medicine, there are many errors that can happen. One very serious error, that has many forms, is a surgical error. Surgery is extremely complex, and it is no wonder that some errors occur. However, they should not, if surgeons are careful and diligently attend to their duties. But surgical errors do happen, and they often result in serious injuries or illnesses. Many victims of surgical error are left with injuries so serious that they have to seek medical attention, sometimes extensive attention, in order to fully recover.
This medical attention that’s made necessary from surgical errors can be extremely expensive. Many people have a hard time paying for their initial surgery costs, so extra costs caused by surgical error are unexpected and sometimes cannot be met financially. However, victims of surgical error are often not expected to pay for all of their costs, at least ultimately, because the medical practitioner who injured them might be responsible for the injuries.
While many surgical errors can occur, some are more common than others (and all are dangerous). Six common surgical errors include those involving:
1. Wrong Site Surgery
2. Anesthesia Errors
3. Surgery on Incorrect Patient
4. Improper Suturing
5. Performing the Wrong Procedure
6. Post-Surgery Complications
Each of these errors, by themselves, are dangerous, but if more than one occur that could easily maximize the danger a patient might be in. Whatever the result of a surgical error, a victim may have the legal right to pursue financial compensation.
If you or someone you know has suffered injury or illness, or any negative consequence of a surgical error, it might be a good idea to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer ASAP. You may be able to get compensation that amounts to the financial expenses you incur as a result of your injuries or illness.