Surgical Error Lawyers
Undergoing surgery is naturally a stressful experience. We entrust medical professionals to make the surgical experience as painless and stressfree as possible. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Surgery involves a lot of moving parts and multiple medical professionals. If the medical professionals act negligently, you may be the victim of a surgical error and qualify to file a medical malpractice claim.
Surgical errors can be caused by multiple factors including inadequate training, incompetence, poor planning, or faulty machinery. This negligence can cause life-changing repercussions for the patient.
Common Surgical Errors
While human error is certainly possible, most surgical errors can be prevented by a trained and professional medical team. Negligence on the part of the medical professionals and facility workers can expose a patient to traumatic physical symptoms and psychological damage.
According to CNN, these are the most common surgical errors:
- Failing to verify the patient’s identity and treating the wrong patient
- Having a surgical tool left inside of the body
- Losing a patient after surgery who may have dementia
- Falling victim to a fake doctor who provides unlicensed medical treatment
- Not receiving timely treatment in the emergency room
- Having air bubbles in the blood due to improper surgery
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Infection due to unsanitary conditions
- Waking up during surgery
How to Tell If You Have Been a Victim of a Surgical Error
As noted in the list above, there are many different surgical errors that can occur. If you do not feel well after the surgery, start by notifying your healthcare professional. You can also document your symptoms to monitor whether you are progressing over time or not.
It is also important that or friend or family member is at the hospital during the surgery. This will ensure that you get the best care and allows this person to monitor your recovery.
What to Do If You Have Experienced a Surgical Error
If you continue to not feel well post-surgery, get in touch with other medical service providers to get a second and third opinion. It is important to keep detailed documentation of this process, including documented treatment, recovery, and medical expenses. This documentation will help you file a stronger claim.
How a Miami Surgical Error Lawyer Can Help
Undergoing surgery is stressful no matter what. The added stress of experiencing a surgical error can be both mentally and physically debilitating. Not to mention the incurred medical bills that come with recovery and treatment.
If you or a loved one have experienced a surgical error, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Contact the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at The Law Offices of Gillis, Mermell & Pacheco, P.A. to file your claim and take the first step toward financial compensation. We will fight tirelessly for you and your family until you receive the compensation that you deserve, all while you focus on what’s most important: getting better.