Common Surgical Errors
Undergoing a surgical procedure can be scary, especially considering the number of surgical mistakes that occur each year. Unfortunately, many innocent people are the victims of surgical mistakes in the U.S. every year, often due to the negligence or reckless behavior of doctors or surgeons. While any number of surgical errors can affect victims, there are certain ones that medical professionals more commonly tend to commit.
Serious Surgical Errors that Occur Commonly
Surgical errors come in many different forms, some happening more rarely than others. Some of the more common surgical errors that patients seeking medical care in the U.S. sustain include:
- Wrong-site surgery
- Leaving surgical instruments in the body
- Wrong-patient surgery
- Failure to use anesthesia properly
- Failure to sanitize surgical instruments
- Post-surgical complications
These errors can be extremely devastating and cause a patient serious health problems or injuries. Tragically, many of these injuries might even cause lasting or permanent damage for a patient, leaving him or her with not only physical injury, but financial consequences as well.
Surgical errors affect thousands of innocent people in the U.S. every year and can cause extensive physical and financial damage. However, the victims of surgical errors should not always have to bear these financial burdens when they are the result of a surgeon’s error. If you or someone you love has been injured in a surgical procedure because of a doctor’s negligence, speak with our legal team from Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, today about your situation. By calling (617) 426-4488, you can better understand your legal options when faced with the effects of a surgical error.