Whenever a patient has to undergo a surgical procedure they naturally hope everything will go as planned. Nobody ever wants to think that their surgery will go wrong due to negligence or incompetence, but occasionally accidents do happen.
Surgeons are only human, & occasionally mistakes are made during surgery. It is unfortunate, but true. One type of surgical mistake that can be made is when an item or instrument, such as a sponge or a scalpel, is left inside the patient. Another type of surgical accident occurs when an incision is made to the wrong body part. Sometimes doctors & their staffs make cuts into the wrong areas of the body & as a result, patients may suffer long term, life-threatening complications as a result of this type of accident.
Another type of surgical accident occurs when the operation takes place on the wrong side or the wrong side of the body. Sometimes the surgeons (or staff) gets confused & cuts into the wrong side of the body. For instance, if the surgery was supposed to be on the left arm, they occasionally make a mistake & operate on the right arm instead. Obviously this can also cause life-threatening complications, including severe infections & unneeded pain & suffering.
In addition to these types of accidents, other surgical mistakes can occur when improper anesthesia is given, or when surgery takes place that is not required. Anesthesia mistakes occur when a patient is given too much, or too little anesthesia is given to the patient.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a surgical accident, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation for your pain & suffering. Please do not hesitate, & contact an experienced surgical accident lawyer today.
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